• Albany Public Library will close at 5:30 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • St. Michael Library is closed at 6:30 due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Pierz Public Library is closed at 3 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Clearwater, Delano and Howard Lake Public Libraries will close at 6:30 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Annandale, Elk River, and Buffalo Public libraries will close at 6:00 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Royalton Public Library is closing at 2:30pm on Wednesday, April 16 due to hazardous road conditions

  • Kimball and Swanville Public libraries will close at 5:00 p.m. due to poor weather conditions.

  • Cokato Public Library is closed for renovations. The library will reopen Thursday, April 24.

Beginning Chapter Books

Beginning Chapter Books

Children don't leap from picture books to novels. Their comfort with reading complex stories develops over time. The next step from picture books is easy readers, and after easy readers they begin chapter books written specially for children. These combine pictures with text in a longer format. Some have more text or more pictures than others. The library is always adding new titles, and Beginning Chapter Books have their own New, Best & Fun list.

Some beginning chapter books are published as series. The current list includes Mercy Watson To The Rescue, an entry in Kate DiCamillo's fun Mercy Watson series about a wonderful pig. Marvin Redpost, Kidnapped At Birth? is the first in the Marvin Redpost series by Louis Sachar. You'll find books about soccer, about vampires, about zombies and about a cuddly bulldog named Rocky.

The New, Best & Fun page is tabbed at the top of the catalog. The lists change frequently. Take a look at the list of your choice, take a look on the shelves, and take home some books for happy reading!