Stories Featuring Libraries and Books

September is Love Your Library month! Why not celebrate with stories that feature libraries and books?

There are many stories featuring books and libraries for readers of all ages. Looks like authors and illustrators love their libraries, too!

Check out these stories and read about a pig who hogs all the books and a library threatened by a dragon. Discover the ways that librarians work to find just the right book, even for kids who don’t really like to read.

Then consider visiting your own favorite library to find something that interests you. While you’re there, you can let them know why you love them.

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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 Dragon in the Library

Reluctant reader Kit discovers her wizarding powers and the magic she can wield through books to help save the local library, and its resident dragon, from a power-hungry tycoon. 

How To Read a Book

Suggests a method of reading that begins with planting oneself beneath a tree and leads to a book party one hopes will never end. You can also check out this title as eAudio on Hoopla.

Judy Moody, Book Quiz Whiz

Judy’s got books on the brain as she prepares to win the Book Quiz Blowout. Has reading always been this exciting?

The Little Library

Jake, a reluctant reader, becomes a book lover when the new librarian finds Jake a book about woodworking.