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Books for Children & Families

Raina Telgemeier Read-alikes

If you’re a fan of Smile and other graphic novels by popular author Raina Telgemeier, check out these awesome read-alikes!

Raina Telgemeier Read-alikes

Ready Readers

For children that are getting ready to read independently, the Youth Services Department has a large collection of Ready Readers to choose from, including books by popular authors, featuring favorite characters, and exploring nonfiction topics. In an effort to standardize the many leveling systems that vary across publishers, we curate each book in our collection and assign a reading level based on our color-coded literacy criteria.

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Reading Challenge

The Tinley Park Public Library has joined hundreds of other libraries in an initiative to promote early literacy in young children called 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

With this program, parents are encouraged to read to their children starting at a young age in order to develop important skills for school as well as to provide a unique bonding experience between parent and child

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