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Celebrate Libraries (Youth)

October is Michigan Library Appreciation Month. Enjoy one of these library themed books highlighting all the many ways libraries facilitate exploration and discovery!

The book hog by Pizzoli, Greg

The Book Hog loves books and has a large collection, although he never learned to read.

The night library by Zeltser, David

A mighty lion takes a reluctant reader on a journey through their imagination at the library.

Pete the cat checks out the library by Litwin, Eric

Join Pete the cat as he visits a library for the first time, gets a library card, takes a fun tour, and reads some cool stories that take him on a few groovy adventures

The Berenstain Bears we love the library by Berenstain, Mike

Looking for something new to read the Berenstain Bears head to their local library where they discover that the town is considering closing the library.

Froggy goes to the library by London, Jonathan

When Froggy, Mom, and Pollywogilina set out for the library, Froggy brings a wheelbarrow to hold all the books he plans to borrow but he is so excited that he forgets to use his indoor voice

A library book for Bear by Becker, Bonny

Although he sees no need for more books to read, Bear agrees to accompany Mouse to the library

Library mouse : home sweet home by Kirk, Daniel

While the library that Sam and his adventurous friend Sarah live in is being renovated, the two mice try to make new homes for themselves in the attic, constructing everything from a yurt to a geodesic dome. Includes photographs of real house styles discussed and a brief glossary of terms.

Waiting for the BiblioBurro by Brown, Monica

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 BibliBurro to return. Includes glossary of Spanish terms and a note on the true story of Columbia's BiblioBurro and mobile libraries in other countries

The fantastic flying books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by Joyce, William

Morris Lessmore loves words, stories and books, and after a tornado carries him to another land, dreary and colorless, he finds a single book in color that leads him to an amazing library where, he learns, the books need him as much as he needs them.

The Library Gingerbread Man by Enderle, Dotti

The best book to read by Bertram, Debbie

A young boy goes to the library with his class and hears about the many kinds of books that can be found there

Lola at the library by McQuinn, Anna

Every Tuesday Lola and her mother visit their local library to return and check out books, attend story readings, and share a special treat

Maisy goes to the library by Cousins, Lucy

Maisy goes to the library in search of a book about fish and a quiet place in which to read it.

The new liBEARian by Donald, Alison

"When the children discover a bear at the librarian's desk at story time, they think he's the new librarian. He's not!"--

The story seeker by Tubb, Kristin O'Donnell

Inspired by the true story of a girl who lived in the library, Kristen O'Donnell Tubb's "The Story Seeker" continues The Story Collector series with a heartwarming middle grade mystery that captures the illustrious New York Public Library during the roaring 20's. Twelve-year-old Viviani Fedeler, proud resident of the New York Public Library, has her sights set on becoming a star reporter. She’s thrilled when Miss Hutch announces a story contest where the winner gets their essay printed in the New York Times! But then Viviani gets her first-ever case of writer’s block. As she struggles to find inspiration, the library is hit with a strange mystery involving overdue books, secret messages, and perhaps a spy lurking among the shelves . . . Will Viviani be able to crack the code and find the perfect story worthy of a byline?

The library of ever by Alexander, Zeno

When her parents are off traveling the globe, Lenora finds a secret doorway to a library containing all the universe's wisdom.

Book Uncle and me by Krishnaswami, Uma

Every day, nine-year-old Yasmin borrows a book from Book Uncle, a retired teacher who has set up a free lending library next to her apartment building. But when the mayor tries to shut down the rickety bookstand, Yasmin has to take her nose out of her book and do something. But what can she do? The local elections are coming up but she's just a kid. She can't even vote! Still, Yasmin has friends -- her best friend, Reeni, and Anil, who even has a black belt in karate. And she has grownup family and neighbors who, no matter how preoccupied they are, care about what goes on in their community. Then Yasmin remembers a story that Book Uncle selected for her. It's an old folktale about a flock of doves trapped in a hunter's net. The birds realize that if theyall flap their wings at the same time, they can lift the net and fly to safety, where they seek the help of a friendly mole who chews a hole in the net and sets them free. And so the children get to work, launching a campaign to make sure the voices of the community are heard.

Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics by Grabenstein, Chris

"Mr. Lemoncello has invited teams from all across America to compete in the first ever LIBRARY OLYMPICS...but someone is trying to censor what the kids are reading"--

A kind of paradise by Tan, Amy Rebecca

Thirteen-year-old Jamie must spend her summer volunteering at Foxfield Public Library, but quickly grows to love the people there and enthusiastically joins the fight to save the library.

A girl, a raccoon, and the midnight moon by Young, Karen Romano

Eleven-year-old Pearl Moran cannot imagine life without the historic but under-utilized branch of the New York Public Library where she was born (in the Memorial Room) and where her single mother works as the circulation librarian; the other librarians, the neighborhood people, the raccoons, and most of the 41,000 plus books all form the structure and essence of her life--but when someone cuts off the head of the library's statue of Edna St. Vincent Millay she realizes that the library is under attack, and it is up to her to save it.

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library by Grabenstein, Chris

"Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape"--

The dragon in the library by Klimo, Kate

Dragon Keepers Jesse and Daisy, along with their dragon, Emmy, must save their friend Professor Andersson from an evil witch, who happens to be St. George the Dragon Slayer's girlfriend
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