All this week, April 3rd through April 9th, libraries across the United States are celebrating National Library Week.  I like to think that libraries are special places, not just to me as a librarian, but to our entire community. This year the National Library Week’s theme is “Connect with Your Library”. The idea behind this, according to the American Library Association, is that this theme “promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology by using broadband, computers, and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with media, programs, ideas, and classes – in addition to books. Most importantly libraries also connect communities to each other.” 

What better way to celebrate National Library Week and connect with our library’s community than by sharing a library/book themed book list.

Picture Books:

Stanley’s Library by William Bee

The Little Library by Margaret McNamara

If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don’t! by Elise Parsley

The Not So Quiet Library by Zachariah OHora

 Middle Grade:

Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

Heidi Heckelbeck and the Lost Library Book by Wanda Coven

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Property of the Rebel Librarian by Allison Varnes


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley


The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

To “Connect With Your Library” stop by the North Bergen Public Library and check out these  (and many more!) great books!