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Building a Home Library

Building a Home LibraryCreate a high-quality library for kids at home!

Every two years, the ALA-Children’s Book Council (CBC) Joint Committee, with cooperation from ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee, partner to create free Building a Home Library lists to provide guidance to parents, grandparents, and others interested in assembling a high-quality library for their children at home.

These lists — organized by age groups from 0 to 14 — include tried-and-true classics, under-the-radar gems, multicultural books, and notable new reads.

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Download the 2016 Lists!

To download any of these brochures to your computer, right-click on the link and select “save target as”, “save the target file”, “save link as”, “save link target as,” or other similarly worded options. This should allow you to save a copy to your computer in a location of your choosing.

Building a Home Library

Ages 0-3
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one page double-sided (OPDS)

Ages 4-7
bi-fold
one page double-sided (OPDS)

Ages 8-11
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one page double-sided (OPDS)

Ages 12-14
bi-fold
one page double-sided (OPDS)

Printing Instructions
Please note that there are two versions of each list, a bi-fold and a one page doubled-sided (OPDS). For both versions, select “landscape” and “double-sided” in the properties menu after selecting “print”.

Download the 2014 Lists!

Building a Home Library

Ages 0-3

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one page double-sided (OPDS)

Ages 4-7
bi-fold
one page double-sided (OPDS)

Ages 8-11
bi-fold
one page double-sided (OPDS)

Ages 12-14
bi-fold
one page double-sided (OPDS)

Download the 2012 Lists!

Building a Home Library

Ages 0-3

books2bi-fold
one page double-sided (OPDS)

Ages 4-7
bi-fold
one page double-sided (OPDS)

Ages 8-11
• bi-fold
• one page double-sided (OPDS)

Ages 12-14
• bi-fold
• one page double-sided (OPDS)


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