Kids Books & Reading

Four kids reading four different books in the library.

CLPL Book Discussion Groups

Bluestem Book Club

    • Read and discuss books from the annual Bluestem Book Award nominee list. Participants vote to choose what we read.
    • Kids in grades 3-5
    • Meets weekly in June and July

Caudill Book Club

  • Family Graphic Novel Club
    • Read a fun graphic novel together with a grown-up. Join us for discussion and activities.
    • Kids in grades 1-4 with a grown-up
    • Meets monthly

Reading Programs

1000 Books Before Kindergarten – year-round

Summer Reading Program – June – August

Winter Reading Program – January – March

Reading Suggestions

Booklists – staff suggestions on a variety of topics for a variety of ages

Award Winners and Nominees– includes state awards (like Caudill) and national awards (like Caldecott)

CLPL Youth Staff Recommendations – watch Youth Services staff members share books that they have read and enjoyed

Need help finding your next favorite book? Your friendly CLPL librarians are here for you! Submit this form and we’ll prepare a list of suggested titles.