Stories Featuring Libraries and Books

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September is Love Your Library month! Let’s celebrate with stories that feature libraries and books. 

From picture books to middle grade, there are many stories featuring books and libraries. Looks like authors and illustrators love their libraries, too! 

Dive into these stories and read about a pig who hogs all the books, a magical library full of wisdom and more.  

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Book Scavenger

Just after twelve-year-old Emily and her family move to San Francisco, she teams up with new friend James to follow clues in an odd book they find, hoping to figure out its secrets before the men who attacked Emily’s hero, publisher Garrison Griswold, solve the mystery or come after the friends. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby.

The Library of Ever

With her rich parents off traveling the globe, eleven-year-old Lenora is bored, until she discovers a secret doorway into the ultimate library that contains all the universe’s wisdom. Quickly appointed as Fourth Assistant Apprentice Librarian, Lenora must rocket to the stars, travel to a future filled with robots, and face down a dark nothingness that wants to destroy all knowledge. You can also check out this title as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby.

Library Lion

A lion starts visiting the local library but runs into trouble as he tries to both obey the rules and help his librarian friend. 

Lola at the Library

Every Tuesday Lola and her mother visit their local library to return and check out books, attend story readings, and share a special treat. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.

The Magician’s Hat

Today is Family Fun Day at the library, and a magician named David puts on a show with his special trick–having the children pull books out of his tall hat, books that touch their deepest dreams and unlock their hopes for their future. You can also check out this title as eAudio on Hoopla.

Waiting for the Biblioburro

When a man brings to a remote village two burros, Alfa and Beto, loaded with books the children can borrow, Ana’s excitement leads her to write a book of her own as she waits for the Biblioburro to return. Includes glossary of Spanish terms and a note on the true story of Colombia’s Biblioburro and mobile libraries in other countries.