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Placing Holds on Picture Books

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Finding and Placing Holds on Picture Books at Madison Public Library

Our picture books are divided into twelve themed categories.  

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.