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16 Best Picture Books About Libraries

Because of National Library Week, I began thinking about the best picture books about libraries that I can use to teach my children everything there is to know about this wonderful institution!

These picture books allow you and your children to explore the history, activities, organization, and diversity of libraries around the world.

16 Best Books About Libraries

The Librarian of Basra

While war rages on, Alia works hard to rescue the books in her library. Can they be saved from the devastation of war?

16 Best Books About Libraries

That Book Woman

Cal can’t stand book, but the Book Lady keeps showing up anyways. Finally, snowed in with nothing to do, Cal begins to learn how to read. When Cal learns to read, the magic of books is unleashed and Cal has the Book Lady to thank!

16 Best Books About Libraries

The Library Bus

Pari finally gets to join her mother on the library bus. As they travel from village to village, teaching girls how to read and write, Pari learns that education is a gift.

16 Best Books About Libraries

Waiting for the Biblioburro

Ana has read the same book so many times that she has the story memorized! She wishes that she could get new books, and soon, the biblioburro arrives in her small Columbian town carrying more books than Ana can imagine.

16 Best Books About Libraries

Miss Moore Thought Otherwise

During a time when people believed that libraries were only for adults, Miss Moore thought otherwise. She made it her life’s work to create children’s sections in libraries around New York City and the country!

16 Best Books About Libraries

Books by Horseback

Books haven’t always sat neatly on shelves in a library building. Read about a courageous librarian’s journey to bring books to children throughout the mountains of Kentucky in the 1930s.

16 Best Books About Libraries

The Library Fish

Library fish is no ordinary fish. She doesn’t live in a pond or the ocean. She lives in the library . . . and she loves it! One day, the library is closed due to heavy snow. Will Library Fish be able to find a story to read to keep herself occupied?

16 Best Books About Libraries

The Boy who was Raised by Librarians

Marvin’s favorite place to be is reading books in the local library. And his favorite people? The librarians! The librarians work diligently to help Marvin find the answers to all of his questions about the world.

16 Best Books About Libraries

The Boy Who Went to The Library

A boy discovers the beautiful worlds that can be explored through the books in the library. Learn about the value and beauty of books and libraries.

16 Best Books About Libraries

The Librarian is a Camel

Not all libraries are brick and mortar buildings. Children around the world check out books in a variety of ways!

16 Best Books About Libraries

Biblioburro

Luis has so many books, he doesn’t know what to do with them all. Then, he has an idea. He will travel along the countryside and share the joy of his books with the children in the neighboring Columbian villages.

16 Best Books About Libraries

The Library Book

The day turns out to be rainy and gray. Every other activity has gotten boring. What could you do next? Go to the library!

16 Best Books About Libraries

The Library

Most kids her age prefer to play baseball or dolls, but not Elizabeth Brown! She would much rather have her nose in a book. Soon, her personal library is so big, she can barely get into her house! What should she do now? Read to find out!

16 Best Books About Libraries

The Library Doors

Read this book or sing this book to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus”! Learn all about the amazing activities that your local library has to offer.

16 Best Books About Libraries

Do You Know Dewey?

Do you want to become a Dewey Decimal Detective? Then this is the book for you! Work with the kids as they explore all the sections in the Dewey Decimal System in the library.

16 Best Books About Libraries

The Efficient, Inventive (Often Annoying) Melvil Dewey

Ever wonder about the genius behind the Dewey Decimal System? Meet Melvil Dewey! Because of his love for organization and strong belief in free access to literature for all, Dewey prompted great changes in our nation’s library system.

Now that you learned all about the library, its time to get a library card! Not convinced? Check out Why Should I Get a Library Card? to learn about just a few of the many benefits of being a part of your local library.

Be sure to share the best picture books about libraries with your friends! Happy reading!

16 Best Books About Libraries

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