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Resources for Children: Welcome

Guide links to resources for children and caregivers. Sections include children's books, video, and websites, tips for reading to children and other sources related to children' literature and literacy.

Children's Resources in the Library: How to Use this Guide

Merced College Library: Children's Resources

This guide was made to accompany the Merced College Workshop: Reading Is Fun! 

The guide contains resources for searching and locating children's resources that you can check out, websites for free access to public domain, and access to library databases that provide reading and curriculum evaluation and analysis.

You will need your Merced College portal password to access most of these resource. 

About Children's Books

There are a wide variety of children's books: picture books with no words, grade school books with complex and nuanced topics, young adult literature that even the savviets reader will love.  

The purpose of a wide variety of children book choices is the "agency to read" and the belief that "every reader their book, and every book their reader".  Merced College strives to purchase and collect award winning children's resources, sources that support the curriculum, sources that promote equity and diversity, and sources that children find enjoyable.  

If you have a suggestion for a book purchase, do not hesitate to contact a librarian.  We are appreciate your suggestions greatly!

LIfelong Readers

"How to Inspired Every Child to be a Life Long Reader" Alvin Irby (7:28).

Merced Public Library

Did you know....

Your Merced County Library specializes in children, juvenile, and young adult resources?  Contact the Merced County Library today to sign up for a library card remotely, and start checking our sources today.

Juneteenth 2020 Local & Online Events

Merced Black Alliance Juneteenth Celebration

Merced Black Alliance

The Merced Black Alliance is hosting "Juneteenth: Demonstration of Black Excellence" on Friday, June 19 at 7pm in front of the Merced County Courthouse Museum.

Movement for Black Lives

Movement for Black Lives

The Movement for Black Lives is hosting an event on Saturday, June 20 at 11am in front of of the Merced County Courthouse Museum.

Fresno Juneteenth Rally

Fresno Black Lives Matter

The Fresno Black Lives Matter chapter is hosting a peace rally on Friday, June 19 at 6pm at Cultural Arts District Park.

6 Black museums are joining forces to commemorate the 155th Anniversary of Juneteenth.

View the full video on Friday, June 19th. Premiering at 9am PT | 11am CT | 12pm ET.