Reading aloud is the single most important activity for your child's reading success. These booklists give ideas for how you can best choose and share books with your child at each stage of their development. Nurture a bright beginning with titles we recommend on our booklists!


Staff Picks: Ages 0-3

Staff Picks: Ages 3-6

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Storytime Kits

The Library’s storytime kits provide themed books, props, and suggested activities to support early literacy skills in a home or preschool setting. Kits are available at the Downtown Library, but can be placed on hold for pickup at the Ellettsville Branch or the Bookmobile. Learn more.


For more ways to read, check out some of our eLibrary resources like Tumblebooks, a collection of animated talking picture books, early readers, read-alongs, chapter books, graphic novels, and more! This collection is suitable for students in grades K–6.