Reading

A strong reader is set up to succeed.

Developing a love of reading doesn’t happen overnight. Let us help with programs and services that make reading fun.

  • Readers who read for fun are usually stronger readers
  • Reading skills strengthen the ability to learn across all academic subjects, not just reading
  • And equally important, reading books, especially fiction, fosters emotional development and empathy

Read to a Dog
There is no reading coach less judgmental than a dog. Reading aloud to a certified therapy dog is a fun and positive way for beginning readers to develop skills and build confidence.

Book Club
Discover new books and make new friends at our interactive and lively book clubs for kids and tweens. Come for the books, stay for the activities, games and snacks.

Email recommendations
Answer six simple questions about books (or audiobooks) and authors you enjoy and we’ll email you five recommendations selected just for you.

Ebooks and Audiobooks for Kids
Browse by recommended books or grade level and take your books, audiobooks and comics on the go.

BookFlix
Strengthen early reading skills with animated, read-along ebooks. Recommended for children ages three to eight, you’ll find paired fiction and nonfiction books on topics for every interest.

Recommended Reads for Kids
Captivating books to read for fun, selected by our librarians.


 
Have Questions?
How can I find books for leveled reading programs, like Accelerated Reader?

The advanced search in our catalog has filters for AR and Lexile, which will let you search by a specific reading level and library location. The AR and Lexile information for a book is also listed in the catalog record details for most titles. Find more information at:


For participating schools, search your school's Accelerated Reader list and find which books are available at the Library using Read the Books.

Can I bring my dog to Read to a Dog?

We ask that you leave pets at home. We partner with Lend A Heart and other local nonprofit organizations to offer our programs with specially trained and certified therapy dogs (and a few good bunnies).

Does my library branch offer Read to a Dog or tween book club?

You can see which libraries offer these programs with our event search tool. If a library near you doesn’t offer this program, talk to your librarian or contact us to let us know you’d be interested.

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