Boston Public Library
Circulating Items
Margret and H.A. Rey Children's Room
First Floor, Johnson Building, Central Library
617-859-2328

Most of the items in the Children's Room can be checked out. Visit the BPL's online catalog to see everything available at the Children's Room.

Board Books — Cardboard books for very young children

Picture Books — Storybooks for young children; the words and pictures work together to tell the story

Picture Books/CD Sets

Big (Picture) Books — Oversized picture books; teachers and librarians use these for storytimes

Beginning/Easy Readers — Chapter Books for readers who are just beginning to learn to read

Fiction Books — Stories created by a writer's imagination; also called chapter books

Series Fiction — A set of chapter books about the same characters or places, like Goosebumps and Bailey School Kids

Folklore & Fairy Tales — Stories from different peoples around the world about their culture's beliefs, heroes, monsters, and magic

Nonfiction Books — Books with factual information about people, places, things, ideas

Bilingual — Books written in both English and another language such as Spanish

Holiday — Fiction, non-fiction and picture books about various holidays

World Language — See the list of language collections at the Central Library

CDs and DVDs for Children