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Placing Holds on Picture Books

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Finding and Placing Holds on Picture Books at Madison Public Library

Please note: Books are now being transferred between libraries; however, there are long delays with this process. For the speediest service, limit your holds to items at your pickup library.

Interested in seeing the most recently published board books and picture books?  Remember to use the "Available on Shelf" links on the left, to see what is at your Madison Public Library.​​​​​​​

  1. Read the descriptions to find a good picture book category match, or choose Board Books.  Follow the live link for that category and you will get a list of all books in that category.  
  2. In the left hand side of the LINKcat screen is a list of libraries with items "Available On Shelf"  Select your pickup library to see what books are on the shelf in real time. 
  3. You can sort your search results by author or by publication date (newest to oldest)
  4. You now can see our shelf virtually and make your selections by placing holds on the items you would like.
ANIMALS - Stories with animals as main characters
CELEBRATIONS - Holiday and celebration books including 4th of July, weddings, Groundhog Day, as well as various other holidays
CHARACTERS - Picture book series such as Dora the Explorer, Froggy, Sesame Street, Disney Princess
CONCEPTS - Including numbers, letters, seasons, shapes, sizes, patterns, and more
FAVORITES - Classics, including favorite authors (Mo Willems) and award winners (Caldecott, CSK, Pura Belpre)
FOLK - Folk tales, fractured fairy tales, new takes on folk tales
GO - Cars, trains, trucks, also robots
GROW - Milestones like potty training, big kid bed, relationships, friendships, emotions and emotional control books
NATURE - Realistic stories about nature, wild and domestic animals, particular seasons, being outdoors
RHYMES - Nursery rhyme books, songs turned picture book
STORIES - Realistic and fantastical books with people or objects as main characters
ADVANCED - Picture books written for kids ages 6 - 9 years old, lots of these books have more text or more complex concepts involved.