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Children's Literature

Guide to several aspects of children's literature, including award winning, multicultural, folklore, etc.

Where in the Collection?

Children's books can appear in various places in the library depending on a few different factors. Some Young Adult current works may be in the LEISURE reading room. The GCC Library has organized most of the books in the JUVENILE section, located in the tall shelves on the south side of the General Collection just east of the Reference books (ask at the Reference desk if you have trouble finding it): 

The call numbers for the books will all begin with JUV, which will be followed by: PIC for picture books, YOUTH for chapter/ middle grade books, and YA for Young Adult. Example: JUV - YOUTH LIN WHER 2009


Child reading a book in front of a bookcase.


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Black Lives Matter Instructional Library Read-Alouds

Click on any of the picture books in this presentation to watch a video of the book being read aloud.

Phoenix Public Library Ecard

From the Phoenix Public Library:

eCard Registration


Phoenix and other Maricopa County residents can now get immediate 24/7 access to Phoenix Public Library's online services, including:

  • Bestselling eBooks and eAudiobooks from Greater Phoenix Digital Library, Axis 360 and hoopla
  • Music and movies from Freegal and hoopla
  • A wide variety of research databases
  • Great eLearning tools like Universal Class, Rocket Languages, and LearningExpressLibrary

Complete the online application to get your eCard number now. If you already have a Phoenix Public Library card, you do not need an eCard. Your current library card number can be used to access online resources and place holds.

If you would like to check out physical materials from Phoenix Public Library, simply go to nearest branch with a photo ID and present your eCard number to a staff member to be issued a library card with checkout privileges. If you have any problems getting an eCard with this form, please visit your nearest branch with a photo ID to obtain a library card.

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