The Best Children's Books About Libraries and Librarians

All that is necessary for a student is access to a library.

Thomas Jefferson

Join us in celebrating librarians and libraries! Many of these stories are about librarians who went to great lengths to make books accessible to everyone in their community. Others are fun, light-hearted reads about the impact of books and reading.

A Book to Begin on Libraries
Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia
The Book Hog
Brother Hugo and the Bear
Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built
Down Cut Shin Creek: The Pack Horse Librarians of Kentucky
Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt's Treasured Books
The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq
The Librarian Who Measured the Earth
The Library
The Library Book
Library Lion
The Library of Alexandria
Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's First Bookmobile
The Lonely Book
Lulu Loves the Library
The Midnight Library
Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile
Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children
Miss Terry at the Library
My Librarian Is a Camel: How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre
Ronan the Librarian
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library
The Storyteller's Candle/La velita de los cuentos
Tell Me Some More..
That Book Woman
Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library
Tomas and the Library Lady
Waiting for the Biblioburro


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The Best Children's Books About Libraries and Librarians