It probably doesn’t come as a great surprise that you can find quite a few books about the library at the library. From classics like Matilda to new favorites, like No Pirates Allowed! Said Library Lou, there are books featuring libraries for all readers.
Matilda by Roald Dahl
While this isn’t a book ABOUT libraries, per say, Matilda loves libraries and they are her escape from an early age. This Roald Dahl classic is a personal favorite. It is a perfect read for the bookworms of the world, especially those who feel a little misunderstood.
Bats in the Library by Brian Lies
Even flying rodents understand how fun the library can be! After a less than exciting night, a group of bats find an open window in the local library and fly in. Their night turns around as they adventure through books, the water fountain, and more. A fun read anytime, but especially fun during the Halloween season. (Available in English and Spanish.)
Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
As long as he follows the rules, should a lion be allowed to stay in the library? This fun picture book features a rule-following big cat that saves the day. An amusing story complimented by beautiful acrylic and pencil illustrations by Kevin Hawkes.
Homer the Library Cat by Reeve Lindbergh
Homer is having a hard time finding a quiet place to take a nap. He wanders the town until he can find the one perfect place — the library! A sweet story that will please cat lovers and library lovers alike!
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
After winning an overnight trip to stay in his town’s new, state-of-the-art library, 12-year-old Kyle and his friends have to find a way out of the library through a series of riddles and clues. Part Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and part Night at the Museum, this fun romp through an unusual library is a kid favorite.
Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown
Inspired by a real Columbian librarian who delivers books to children in remote villiages with the help of his two donkeys, Waiting for the Bibloburro is a story about the importance of providing books and library services to all children. Written simply and clearly, with a few Spanish words throughout, Brown has created a treasure of a book that is meant to be shared.
No Pirates Allowed! Said Library Lou by Rhonda Gowler Greene
Library Lou takes on the tough task of teaching Pirate Pete and his parrot Igor that the treasure of the library is not buried below or hidden, but can be found in the library through reading. A fun story featuring a spunky librarian and a pirate in need of a bath, this will be a fan favorite during story time.