This week is National Library Week! It’s no secret that my family has major love for libraries. It’s hard to beat a place that’s mission is to provide free enrichment for all through books–regardless of economic, social, or cultural background. I gathered up a list of books we love that feature libraries or librarians. The picture books, middle grade novels, and adult fiction are all found below.
Disclaimer: Several of these books were sent to me free from the publishers, but all opinions and decisions to include them on this list are my own. This post contains affiliate links. To find these books on Bookshop.org (which supports independent bookstores) instead of Amazon, check out the Books About Books shelf on my Bookshop storefront.
The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians by Carla Morris
Digging for Words by Angela Burke Kunkel
Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian by Jacob Sager Weinstein
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre by Anika Aldamuy Denise
Books by Horseback: A Librarian’s Brave Journey to Deliver Books to Children by Emma Carlson Berne
Nour’s Secret Library by Wafa’ Tarnowska
Love in the Library by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
The Efficient, Inventive (Often Annoying) Melvil Dewey: Learn about the man who invented the Dewey Decimal System used for organizing library books and had a huge impact on how public libraries are run.
The Lady With the Books by Kathy Stinson
Dear Librarian by Lydia Sigwarth
Saving Eli’s Books by Ruth Horowitz
Ronan the Librarian by Tara Luebbe
Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians by Jackie Mims Hopkins
Library Mouse series by Daniel Kirk
Middle Grade Novels:
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson