Beginning reader books the easy way    

Mother and child reading together
It can be hard to find the right book for a beginning reader. But the library makes it easy. We divide all beginning reader books into four categories, and they are color-coded.

Starting Out (Yellow Reader)

Building Skills (Blue Reader)

Reading More (Red Reader)

On My Own (Green Reader)

To make it even easier, we put together Welcome to Reading bags. Each bag has five books in one of these categories. Getting books that are at the right reading level will help your child love reading and want to read more! Check out a bag from your local library.

Starting Out bags

Building Skills bags

Reading More bags

On My Own  bags

Welcome to Reading bags are made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation.

We have also created a guide to other reading level systems, like Accelerated Reader Book Search and Lexile Reading Level Book Search.