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Read & Be Kind (Ages 0-11)

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Animal & Human Relationships

Enjoy this collection of books about human/animal relationships from the Ohio Digital Library. If you are interested in looking at magazines about pets, just go ...
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Animals & Pets

Practice animal sounds or discover a new dream pet inside these books. 



Anti-Racist Books for Teens

From protests to riots to using your voice to speak out - these titles will show how teens can be anti-racist and how BLM/Civil Rights movements began. Many of these ...
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Baby Faces

Babies love looking at other babies!



Baby Favorites

Favorite books for babies ages 0-2. 



Bedtime & Bathtime

Prepare for bedtime or bathtime with these snuggle-filled reads.



Beginning to Read

Are you ready to start reading on your own? Try these favorite series designed for beginning readers. 



Being Kind

Kindness rocks!



Best Friend Stories

Books starring best friend duos (or trios!).



Black Girl Magic

Books that celebrate the beauty, power, and resilience of black female teens. 



Books on Kindness & Empathy

Kindness can change the world. 



Change the World

Make the world a better place with each small action. 



Creepy Fiction

Make sure you have a belt on - these books will scare your pants off! Fans of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will love these titles!



Dinosaurs

Dinosaur Stomp! Dinosaur Romp! Keep an eye out for friendly dinos.



Doreen's 10 Favorite Books

I love books about my favorite hobbies: baking, gardening and knitting. Plus a variety of fiction & non-fiction! - Doreen, Adult Services Associate



Early Literacy: Play Together

Playing encourages your child to put their thoughts into words, tell stories, problem-solve and imagine. All of these skills will help them become better readers and writers when they start school.



Early Literacy: Read Together

From birth, your baby can start to learn about reading, like how to sound out words and what direction to hold a book.



Early Literacy: Sing Together

When you sing, you slow down words. This helps your child hear the smaller sounds, learn syllables, and develop vocabulary. Singing also helps develop listening and memory skills.



Early Literacy: Talk Together

When you talk to your child about different events and ideas, it helps them learn new vocabulary and to use words they know.



Early Literacy: Write Together

Giving children opportunities to write, even if it is just scribbles, helps children understand that print can represent spoken words. 



Elizabeth's 10 Favorite Books

I love a bit of romance, a good best seller and a touch of historical fiction. - Elizabeth, Adult Services Librarian



Erik's 10 Favorite Books

I love a good suspense-filled thriller. - Erik, Adult Services Librarian



Explore Outdoors

Plant a garden, climb a tree, and adventure into the great outdoors with these wild favorites.



Family Love

Families come in all shapes and sizes. What does your family look like?



Family Read Alouds

Curl up with a longer book, perfect to read together as a family. 



Favorite Characters

Find books featuring some of your favorite characters from books, tv, and movies.



Gardening

If you enjoy gardening or looking at gardens, take a look at these online books from The Ohio Digital Library.  If you enjoy looking at gardens click on any of ...
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Getting Dressed

Dress? Pants? Hat? Shoes? Show off a style that is unique to you!



Growing Up

Growing up can be tough! Try these reads to make sure you stay brave. 



Here Be Dragons

Enjoy these books for adults that feature dragons. 



Holidays & Celebrations

Celebrate holidays and more special days from around the world.



I Will Drink Your Blood

Place these books about vampires on hold today. 



Indoor Fun for Families

Discover ways to stay busy during the coldest months of the year.



Jessica's 10 Favorite Books

I enjoy a mix of narrative non-fiction, paranormal romance, humor, mystery, and fantasy. - Jessica, Adult Services Librarian



Kids Like Me

Read about wonderful, amazing kids just like you!



Laugh Out Loud

Ready for lots of giggles?



Lauren's 10 Favorite Books

I enjoy romance novels, cookbooks & real-life medical stories. - Lauren, Reference & Technology Associate



Learn Colors

Practice identifying colors with these vibrant titles.



Learn Shapes

Practice identifying shapes with these favorite reads.



Learn the ABCs

Practice those ABCs with these alphabet books.



Learn to Count

Practice those 123s with these counting books.



LGBTQ+ Fantasy & Science Fiction

These fantasy and science fictions books star LGBTQ+ characters. 



Lift-the-Flap & Pop-Up

Make reading interactive! Lift flaps, delight in pop-ups, and find special touch-and-feel elements. 



Magic, Monsters, Mayhem, & Murder

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Making Decisions

Making wise decisions is important to everyone.  So, here is a display of online books where critical decisions are key to the plot. Decisions are also importan ...
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Mindy's 10 Favorite Books

I enjoy historical fiction, cozy reads and a touch of young adult literature. - Mindy, Adult Services Librarian



Mysteries for Kids

Bundle up with a page-turning mystery. 



Non-Fiction That Reads Like Fiction

Check out these nonfiction titles that read like a fictional book. Perfect for those who want to dabble in some lighter nonfiction reading. 



Nonfiction Fun

Build vocabulary and learn fun facts with these true books. 



Potty Training

Is it potty training time? Check out these books to make the transition a little easier for your little one. 



Preschool Favorites

Favorite books for preschoolers ages 3-5.



Read, Be Kind & Inclusive

Learn more about being antiracist and celebrate inclusitivioty with these reads. Place a copy on hold today.



Reading in Riverdale

Love Archie and the Gang on Riverdale? These reads will transport you to the quaint and creepy town of Riverdale. 



Real Stories: Biographies

Learn about real people who grew up to do amazing things. 



Recommended Detective & Mystery Fiction from 2020

Check out these detective & mystery fiction titles published in 2020. Place a copy on hold today.



Recommended Fiction from 2020

Check out these fictional titles published in 2020. Place a copy on hold today.



Recommended Food & Cookbooks from 2020

Check out these cookbooks and books for foodies published in 2020. Place a hold on a copy today! 



Recommended Historical Fiction from 2020

Check out these historical fiction titles from 2020. Place a hold on a copy today!



Recommended Romantic Reads from 2020

Check out these romantic reads published in 2020. Place a copy on hold today.



Recommended Thrillers from 2020

Check out this list of suspense and thrillers published in 2020. Place your copy on hold today.



Science & Nature Reads

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Seasons

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. Why does the weather change?



Siblings

Perfect choices to welcome a new member of the family. 



Smile Read-Alikes

Raina Telgemeier fans rejoice! There are other fantastic graphic novels to discover.



Something Wicked This Way Comes

Place these books about witches on hold today! 



Starting School

Get ready for preschool or kindergarten with these school-themed favorites. 



Talk About Race

Talk to your kids about race and racism. 



The Future is Female

YA girls take on the patriarchy.



The ROAR-ing Twenties

Learn all about the people, places, inventions, and events that happened a century ago!



Things That Go

Vrrooom! Beep! Discover books about things that move fast!



Thriller Series

Do you like to read thrillers?  These are the first books in ten different series by various authors.  If you want to see what book comes next in these or ...
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Time to Eat

Find some delicious reads that will make you want to run to the kitchen. Yum! 



Titles for Spring

The sun is shining, April showers are on their way, and flowers are blooming all over! Check out these great titles to celebrate the start of spring!



Toddler Favorites

Favorite books for toddlers ages 2-3. 



Unicorns, Fairies, and Everything Magic

Find all things magical in these favorite titles. 




What the Library Book Clubs Read in 2020

Check out what the library's book clubs read this year. Place a title on hold today. 



Who Would Win?

Animal vs animal, person vs person--who would win these ultimate match-ups?



Winter Reads for Ages 0-5

Enjoy a wintry, snow-filled tale for ages 0-5.



Antiracism: A Starter Booklist

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, ...
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Kindness ROCKS!

Pop in your headphones and enjoy these rockin' teen books about music!



Picture Books About Kindness & Empathy

This is a list of picture books that explore the concepts of kindness and empathy. (For ages 2-7)



Stories About Sharing

Learn about the art of sharing with these great picture books and early readers!



Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice

  Take a bite out of these food-themed reads! Chefs, cooking competitions, and baking blunders galore!



Discussing Racism for Teens

These teen books tackle concepts related to racism. 



Facing Racism

These are fiction books for Tweens that discuss racism.



Fairy Tales Re-Imagined for Teens

These books are all twists on fairy tales! 



Imagination Picture Books

Read a Picture Book about the joys and creativity of the imagination!



Read the Rainbow...for Teens

These books feature characters that are part of the LBGTQIA+ community. 



Anti-Racist Picture Books

Start the conversation about race in America with your little ones with these remarkable picture books. More titles like these can be found on our website using the ...
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Realistic Fiction You Can't Put Down

These teen titles grip your soul and make you want to read them from cover to end without taking a breath. 



Winter Reads for Ages 6-12

Enjoy a wintry, snow-filled tale for ages 6-12.



2020 Thrillers for Teens

The weather outside is frightful...so shouldn't your books be too? Grab one of these thrilling books from 2020 and prepare for many twists and turns!



Explore New Worlds

Adventures for readers just starting chapter books (grades 1-3). 



Audiobooks for Families

Great listens for families with children of all ages.



Diverse Books for 4th-6th Graders

These books feature diverse characters. All books on this list are geared towards 4th-6th graders. 



Dude Books

Great books about dudes that make you stop and say "Dude" .



Action-Packed Fantasy Books

Check out these adventure-filled fantasy novels!



Anti-Racist Books for Youth

These books talk about race in America and what it means to be anti-racist. These non-fiction books are geared for grades 3 and up, but are important for all ages. M ...
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If You Like Hunger Games, Try These...

If you like the dystopian Hunger Game series, try out some of these other books.



Cozy Read Alouds for Families, Ages 0-5

Curl up with a great story, perfect for reading aloud as a family. 



Graphic Novels for Ages 6-12

Download a new favorite graphic novel. Possibly discover a new favorite series!



Great New Romances for Teens

These teen romance books will make your heart squeeze!



Cozy Read Alouds for Families, Ages 6-12

Curl up with a great story, perfect for reading aloud as a family. 



Interactive Picture Books

Read and interactive picture book, where you become part of the story.



DIY At-Home Fun

Explore DIY at-home crafts, experiments, and more perfect for the whole family. 



Read the Rainbow - Pride Picture Books

These Picture Books and Board Books feature stories and characters who are LGBTQIA+. 



Best Friends

Best friend stories for everyone beginning to read (K-2).



Read the Rainbow- Pride Fiction for Tweens

These fiction books feature stories and characters who are LGBTQIA+. Perfect for 8-12 year old readers. 



Creepy Stories for Kids

From just a little spooky to spine-tinglingly creepy titles (upper elementary-tween).



Oh Yuck! This List is Gross!

GROSS! Read about real life disgusting animals, strange deaths, icky foods, and more! 



Science Fiction

Out of this world titles for ages 6-12. 



Sports Fiction

These sports stories are sure to be big hits for 3rd-6th graders.



Video Game Fans

Transform your love for gaming into a love of reading. 



Historical Fiction

A blast from the past! Explore these great fiction titles all based around real people, places, or events!(8-12)





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