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The Dubuque County Library System emphasizes reading through programs and materials in diverse formats, to encourage reading success for lifelong learning. The children's staff strives to offer programs for children of all ages. The programs include preschool/ family story times, summer reading, game days, movies, holiday events and a book club for tweens.


Our children's librarian has put together some information to help parents decide what books to read to your children at certain age levels and what books children can read to themselves when they have advanced to that level.


Resources /Juvenile Book lists

Ames Public Library Favorites

Guys Read

Mid-Continent Public Library Juvenile Series Lists

Reading Rockets

AR Finder


Award Winners
Randolph Caldecott Medal
Theodore Seuss Geisel Award
Coretta Scott King Book Awards
John Newbery Medal
Michael L. Printz Award
Robert F. Sibert

Iowa Children's Choice Awards



Websites for kids


View photos from various DCL children's events here

Holiday Craft Photos - Epworth Photos (2013)
LEGO My Library - Asbury photos (2013)
LEGO My Library - Epworth photos (2013)
LEGO My Library - Peosta photos (2013)
American Girl Book Club - Asbury photos (2013)
American Girl Book Club - Asbury photos (March 2013)
American Girl Book Club - Farley photos (2013)
Arthur Geisert Story Time Visit - Epworth photos (2013
YA Canoe Excursion - Mines of Spain (Summer 2013)
YA T-Shirt Workshop - (Summer 2013)
Snakes Alive! - (Summer 2013)
American Girl Book Club - Epworth and Asbury photos (September 2013)
American Girl Book Club - Fall/Winter 2013
Craft Day - 2013
Hugo Kringle Event - Winter 2013
March StoryTime - 4H Princess Visit 2014
American Girl Book Club - Mia (February 2014)
American Girl Book Club - Julie (September 2014)