The general collection holds the following children's and adolescent materials, organized by format and/or by topic/content.
Picturebooks and novels featuring the lives of historical, inspirational, or influential people.
Chapter books are short and focused reads that are segmented into chapters for transitional readers. They are often more formulaic than novels and larger fonts and more images.
Books for children who are learning how to read. Early readers are also called beginner books or easy readers and contain more limited text, the images match the text, and they help to develop various reading skills. Depending on the type of early reader series the books are organized by level (top shelf) or by author last name.
Books for our earliest readers who are still learning text awareness and early letter recognition. This collection includes board books and many of the books have one word on the page or very simple text.
Foreign Language/Bilingual Books
We have a very small collection of foreign language and bilingual books for young readers. The books are organized by language.
Comics style books in many varieties, genres, and interest levels.
Middle Grade novels and Young Adult novels in many varieties, genres, and interest levels.
Use the Dewey Decimal System to find out the vast information that can be discovered in our nonfiction section!
Novels in Verse
We have a small collection of novels written in verse/poetic style.
Our large picturebook collection is grouped in four ways:
- General Topic
- Academic Subject
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Poetry picturebooks and collections in many varieties, genres, and interest levels.
We have a small collection of pup-up books.
This section contains many types of traditional literature including tall tales, fairy tales, porquoi stories, myths, and more. It is organized by continent or region.