Books & Reading

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Ela Library would like to help you prepare your child for kindergarten readiness.  One of the most reliable predictors of school success is being read to during early childhood. Sharing books with young children strengthens your relationship and promotes a lifelong love of books and reading. It's fun, free and every book counts! Click here to learn more. Visit our Facebook gallery to see photos of program finishers.


What to Read Next for Parents

If your child is in the beginning stages of reading and you’re not sure where to start, ask us for assistance finding the first reader books (which have just a few words per page), leveled readers (letters A-M), easy readers and beginning chapter books. Many schools are now testing students to determine their lexile scores. These ranges can be used by parents and teachers to find books at the appropriate reading level for each individual child. You can the Find a Book search on to find books within a lexile score or range.

Digital Reading & Apps

Visit our Digital Reading & Apps page to download books and magazines, to have books read to you online or find out about great new apps.

Novelist K-8

Wondering what to read next? Try Novelist K-8, an electronic resource that helps readers find new titles and authors to read. Looking for a book similar to Harry Potter? Want to read more stories about fourth grade girls?  Prefer your books action-packed and plot driven? Let Novelist give you some new suggestions.




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