Plan your school visit to the San Anselmo Library!
April Hayley, Children's Librarian, welcomes you to the San Anselmo Library!
During your visit, April the Children's Librarian will be happy to provide:
- Storytimes for all ages.
- Library orientation tours, including an introduction to our online resources.
- Booktalks and reading recommendations.
- Research assistance.
- Early Literacy services.
- We are also happy to visit your class, faculty meeting, and special school events.
To arrange a visit for your class, please call us at
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How the books in our Children's Library are organized by reading level:
Easy Reader Level 1
These books are the easiest beginning readers with a few words to
each page, single syllable words,
only 1 or 2 lines of text, large print, repetitive and rhyming text,
very little punctuation, a short story, and large illustrations.
Easy Reader Level 2
These books introduce more difficult words, words with multiple
syllables, more text on each page, more complex sentences, up to 8 lines
of text on each page, a wider variety of punctuation, smaller print
size, and text in different places (top, bottom, left page, right page), still has much illustration.
Easy Reader Level 3
These books have more text and less illustrations, may even have some
chapter breaks in the story, smaller print and spacing, stories with
sub-plots, more action and genre.
Easy Chapter Books (EC)
These books are beginning chapter books. They have mostly all text
and only a few illustrations (one or two per chapter), more literary
structure and genres, more challenging themes and ideas, series books
and extended episodes, more complex vocabulary.
Juvenile Fiction (J Fiction)
These books are advanced chapter books for older, more mature readers with longer stories and more advanced vocabulary
Compare the way our library organizes books to the way local schools organize their books using these popular computerized reading level programs: