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Our Collections


digital Library resources


Browse or search only the children's titles available from OverDrive, including ebooks, eaudio and some evideos too.


TumbleBooks add animation, music, and narration to existing picture books.  Find chapter books, math stories, puzzles, games, and videos. 


Information about books for Grades K-8 that includes suggested reads, reviews, articles, and reading recommendations for both fiction and non-fiction. 


This is a resource that pairs video storybooks with eBooks to build a love of reading and learning. 

More digital resources, databases, and e-books for kids and families can be found at Allegheny County's eLibrary website.

staff picks


Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia by Jeanette Winter

A man, his burros, and his books bring joy to children in remote Colombian villages in this inspiring book based on a true story by celebrated picture book creator Jeanette Winter.


The Mushroom Fan Club by Elise Gravel

Fostering the same spirit of creativity and curiosity, The Mushroom Fan Club

promises to inspire kids to look more closely at the world around them and to seek out all of life's little treasures, stinky or not!

Our Collections

Our Children's Room is home to a number of collections, with books appropriate for kids of all ages and reading levels. 


  • Board Books - Printed on thick cardboard, these books are durable and great for small hands. Holding books and learning how to turn the pages is an important part of early literacy development.

  • Picture Books - These books contain pictures that are often just as important (or more important!) than the words in them. These are great to read with children; talking about the contents of the pictures is a great way to build early literacy.

  • Concept Books - Concept books are a special kind of picture book that helps to simply explain a concept to children, e.g., the alphabet, numbers, and colors.

  • Easy Readers Fiction - Leveled readers to help children move from reading with assistance into reading independently.

  • Early Chapter Books - A step above Easy Readers, these chapter books generally feature short chapters with simple sentences and illustrations. They help children transition into reading longer chapter books.

  • Fiction Series - These books feature recognizable characters like Curious George and Clifford, as well as other series with multiple authors. These books may be appropriate for various reading levels.


  • Juvenile Fiction - Longer chapter books for older, independent readers. Kids may also wish to browse our Middle Grade Fiction collection in the Teen Space!

  • Graphic Novels - Comics and graphic novels utilize both text and dynamic illustrations to tell a story. They are also great for reluctant readers.

  • Spanish Literature - We have a small but growing collection of Spanish-only and English-Spanish bilingual texts!


  • Parenting Collection (NEW) - Our adult nonfiction books on topics like pregnancy, child-rearing, adoption, and more are now housed in our Children's Room so you can browse while your children play!

  • Juvenile Biographies - These are biographies of famous or otherwise notable individuals; you can browse by the subject's last name or by the type of biography (e.g., sports, U.S. history, art, science, etc.)

  • Easy Readers Nonfiction - Nonfiction leveled readers to help children move from reading with assistance into reading independently.

  • Juvenile Nonfiction - Nonfiction books written for a young audience (all reading levels).


  • DVDs - We have a number of DVDs of kid-friendly tv shows and movies.

  • Audiobooks (CDs) - We have a small collection of audiobooks on CD that can be checked out from the library.

  • LaunchPads - These kid-friendly tablets contain usually about a dozen educational apps and videos. LaunchPads are kept behind the front desk, but we have a binder in the children's room that you can browse through.


  • American Girl Dolls

  • Preschool Grab Bags

  • Peace in Diversity Kit

  • Dentistry Kit

Book Lists

All books in our booklists are available within the Allegheny County library system, if not at CPL.


Booklists coming soon!

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