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525 San Anselmo Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Ph: (415) 258-4600
Fx: (415) 459-2477
Teachers & Students
April Hayley, Children's Librarian, welcomes you to the San Anselmo Library!
Plan your school visit 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

 (415) 258-4656

Need Homework Help? Get help from live tutors at today! This service is available to all San Anselmo residents with valid MARINet library cards.

Reading Levels

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.


Emergent Readers 

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.


Early Readers

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.

Fluent Readers

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.

Advanced Readers

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:

Accelerated Reader

Book Wizard