Books with “Library” in the Title

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, so it’s only fitting that for this week’s book list, we share books in our collection with “library” in the title.

If you don’t have a library card, signing up for one is free! To sign up, you need to be an Ohio resident and have a photo ID with a current address on it. If your photo ID does not have a current address on it, also bring in a piece of mail you have received at your current address.

The Library Book by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark, illustrated by Chuck Groenink

The Library Book by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark, illustrated by Chuck Groenink

Summary from our catalog:

Using the lyrics to Tom Chapin and Michael Mark’s “The Library Song, ” this picture book celebrates the magic of reading and of libraries.

Everything in its Place: A Story of Books and Belonging by Pauline David-Sax, illustrated by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow

Everything in its Place: A Story of Books and Belonging by Pauline David-Sax, illustrated by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow

Summary from our catalog:

A shy girl who feels most at home in the school library gains the courage to extend herself to others when she encounters a group of unique, diverse, inspiring women at the diner where her mother works.

  • Where to find it at Reed Memorial Library: New picture books
  • Call number: JP David-Sax
  • View it on our catalog
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Summary from our catalog:

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.

  • Where to find it at Reed Memorial Library: Juvenile fiction
  • Call number: J Fic Grabenstein
  • View it on our catalog
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Summary from our catalog:

Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices… Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?’ A dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived, from the internationally bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and How To Stop Time. Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better? In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig’s enchanting new novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.

The Library of the Dead by T.L. Huchu

The Library of the Dead by T.L. Huchu

Summary from our catalog:

Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghost talker, and she now speaks to Edinburgh’s dead – carrying messages to the living – but when she learns someone is bewitching children she investigates and discovers an occult library, a taste for hidden magic, and a wealth of Edinburgh’s dark secrets.

The True Tails of Baker and Taylor: The Library Cats Who Left Their Pawprints on a Small Town... And the World by Jan Louch with Lisa Rogak

The True Tails of Baker and Taylor: The Library Cats Who Left Their Pawprints on a Small Town… And the World by Jan Louch with Lisa Rogak

Summary from our catalog:

Assistant librarian Jan Louch and a coworker decided that what the library needed was a cat. Or, even better, two cats. Soon, they found a pair of Scottish Folds who were perfect for the job. Jan named them Baker and Taylor, and they took up residence in the library. But these cats were much more than mousers. Visitors to the library fell in love with Baker and Taylor and their antics just as Jan had. And then, after Jan let the cats be photographed for a poster, they became feline celebrities. Children from across the country wrote them letters, fans traveled from far and wide to meet them, and they became the most famous library cats in the world.

The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara

The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara

Summary from our catalog:

Once there was a library that only opened at night. Step inside and meet the little librarian and her three assistant owls.

Love in the Library by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, illustrated by Yas Imamura

Love in the Library by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, illustrated by Yas Imamura

Summary from our catalog:

Based on a true story of love and resilience at the Minidoka incarceration camp.

  • Where to find it at Reed Memorial Library: Juvenile non-fiction
  • Call number: 940.5317 T139
  • View it on our catalog
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter

Summary from our catalog:

Dewey was left abandoned as a kitten on the coldest night of the year stuffed in the returned book slot at the Spencer Public Library in Iowa. He won the heart of Vicki Myron, the librarian who found him, and for the next 19 years he charmed the people of Spencer.

Library Babies by Puck, illustrated by Violet Lemay

Library Babies by Puck, illustrated by Violet Lemay

Summary from our catalog:

Here come the library babies, ready to give you a tour of their favorite local library! There’s no place more magical than a library, where adventures can be had both inside the pages of a book and out. Here you can find hidden nooks for reading, encounter new worlds during story time, and take the big step of signing up for your very first library card. From puppet shows to getting to take out towering stacks of books to enjoy at home, this joyful board book teaches every child that through books and libraries, the possibilities are endless. And the fun doesn’t end there: Library Babies includes oodles of activities and educational reading tips to help parents enjoy the book with their children over and over again!

Dear Reader: A Love Letter to Libraries by Tiffany Rose

Dear Reader: A Love Letter to Libraries by Tiffany Rose

Summary from our catalog:

A voracious young reader pens a love letter to libraries and books, and powerfully expresses the need for diversity and the importance of representation in stories.

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

Summary from our catalog:

Paris, 1939. Young, ambitious, and tempestuous, Odile Souchet has it all: Paul, her handsome police officer beau; Margaret, her best friend from England; her adored twin brother Remy; and a dream job at the American Library in Paris, working alongside the library’s legendary director, Dorothy Reeder. But when World War II breaks out, Odile stands to lose everything she holds dear – including her beloved library. After the invasion, as the Nazis declare a war on words and darkness falls over the City of Light, Odile and her fellow librarians join the Resistance with the best weapons they have: books. They risk their lives again and again to help their fellow Jewish readers. When the war finally ends, instead of freedom, Odile tastes the bitter sting of unspeakable betrayal. Montana, 1983. Odile’s solitary existence in gossipy small-town Montana is unexpectedly interrupted by Lily, her neighbor, a lonely teenager longing for adventure. As Lily uncovers more about Odile’s mysterious past, they find they share a love of language, the same longings, the same lethal jealousy. Odile helps Lily navigate the troubled waters of adolescence by always recommending just the right book at the right time, never suspecting that Lily will be the one to help her reckon with her own terrible secret. Based on the true story of the American Library in Paris, The Paris Library explores the geography of resentment, the consequences of terrible choices made, and how extraordinary heroism can be found in the quietest of places.

  • Where to find it at Reed Memorial Library: Fiction or Large Print
  • Call number: FIC Skeslien Charles or LP Skeslien Charles
  • View it on our catalog
The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler

The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler

Summary from our catalog:

When her father is lost at sea shortly after meeting a very unusual visitor, Alice must leave her home to live with an “uncle” whose rural Pennsylvania estate includes a massive and mysterious library that holds much more than books.

  • Where to find it at Reed Memorial Library: Young adult fiction
  • Call number: Y FIC Wexler
  • View it on our catalog

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