Fill out this form for a personalized list of children's books curated by our Early Learning and Literacy librarians. We will reply within 5 business days.
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Library Card Number if you would like us to place holds on items for you. Please note: if you have reached your maximum hold level of thirty items , we will send you a list of suggested titles you can place on hold once you are under the limit again.
If we are placing holds for you, would you like to pick them up at the Main Library or the Robert Crown branch?
Robert Crown Branch
Help us understand what your child likes to read
What type of materials are you looking for today?
Physical library materials we can place on hold for you (we will place up to five items on hold for you)
Just a list of suggested titles for me to look over, I'll place the holds myself.
What is your child's age and grade? (Examples: age 10/grade 5 or 2 years old)
Does your child usually read at, above, or below their grade level?
Are you looking for fiction, nonfiction or both?
If you are looking for fiction, please indicate any preferred genres
Tell us up to 3 books your child has read recently and why they enjoyed them.
Are you looking for readalikes? (titles similar to favorite books) Please list some favorite books/authors.
If your child does not have any favorite books yet, describe your child's interests, favorite tv shows, movies, or video games.
Is there anything else you think the librarians need to know in order to help us find books for you?
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