This is a title from the Norwood Press Pair It/Twin Text program, where nonfiction books are matched with a fiction book on the same topic and written on the same reading level. The suggested book to pair with this one is Dear Dragon Goes to the Library by Margaret Hillert.
A Visit to the Library does a good job of introducing the basics of being a library patron - using a library card, finding books, reading them in the library or taking them home, returning books, finding music and movies at the library, story time, toys and puzzles in the children's area, computers, and librarians. I appreciate that the photos which accompany the text show people from a variety of different ethnic backgrounds, ages, and genders.
The Reading Reinforcement section in the back of the book includes ways to discuss writing craft and structure, questions for close reading, lists of the high frequency words and the content words, and suggestions for helping build reading fluency. Providing all of this support for parents and caregivers to use with their children at home is very helpful, and could also be useful to teachers. 5/5 stars NetGalley user, September 2015
This is a beginning reader book that takes the reader on a visit to the library. It shows how to check out and return library books, and shows some activities that a child might do at a library like play with toys or go to a story time. It also has a reading reinforcement activity at the end of the book that follows the Common Core standards. I received this book free to review from Netgalley and I highly recommend it. NetGalley user, September 2015
Take a trip to the library! Read a book, listen to a story at storytime, and use the computer! See what the librarian does, and check out a book! This Easy Reader is a great introduction to the library for young audiences and readers. There are vivid photos and informational, large print text, plus sight words and vocabulary at the end of the book. Activities round out the book and provide a neat little lesson for kids who are about to start using the library through school, maybe without a parent for the first time.
I'm going to read this with my preschoolers at my next storytime as a way to introduce them to the library, and talk with them about using the library. Norwood's website suggests pairing At The Library with its fiction counterpart, Dear Dragon Goes to the Library by Margaret Hillert. Teachers may want to consider this pairing for a pre-library visit warmup, and parents could borrow this to read to their children in anticipation of a library visit. A great addition to nonfiction collections. NetGalley user, September 2015
This is a great book for educators of kindergarten students, emerging readers as well as ELL students. This book contains great pictures and many high frequency Dolch vocabulary words. I would highly recommend this book for elementary school teachers. 5/5 stars NetGalley user, September 2015
This is a great book for beginning readers. I loved the pictures of friendly librarians and story time (but I’m biased)! 5/5 stars NetGalley user, September 2015
A Visit to the Library is a simple non-fiction book that explains what a library is and what you do there. I loved that they checked out a Dear Dragon book! Non-fiction books are always hard to find for the first/second grade level and this book is perfect! NetGalley user, August 2015