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Children's Collection: Children's Collection

Learn more about the CSULB Library Children's Collection

Children's Collection

The CSULB Library Children's Collection on the 2nd floor, Room 200 is a tribute to Isabel Patterson's generosity and interest in early childhood education. The Collection includes over 25,000 titles reflecting the ethnic and multicultural diversity of CSULB community and can be searched for in COAST, the library catalog.  The Children's Collection supports CSULB studies in education and child development.  The Children's Collection is open all hours that the library is open.

Holdings include:

  • Picture Books (PZ8)
  • Non-Fiction Books (Room 204)
  • Juvenile Fiction (PZ7)
  • Young Adult literature collection (PZ7.5)
  • Children's Poetry (PZ5)
  • Oversized books (Room 204)
  • Braille Books (Room 204)
  • K-12 Curriculum (Room 204)
  • Beginning (Easy) Readers (PZ6)
  • Audiobooks and DVDs (Room 200)
As well as many award winners:
  • John Newbery Books
  • Randolph Caldecott Books
  • Coretta Scott King Books
  • ALA Notables
  • Boston Globe/Horn Books
  • Mildred L. Batchelder Award
  • New York Times Best Illustrated
  • School Library Journal Best Books
  • Printz Award for Young Adult Literature
Titles from the Long Beach Unified School District Recommended Reading Lists are also included.

To make a donation to the Children's Book Collection you can use the online form to donate to the library, and indicate your preference that the money go to the children's collection.  If you are interested in donating books, please see our gift policy.  Children's books can also be donated through our Amazon Wishlist.  Please contact the Children's Collection Librarian, Cathy Outten, or the Office of the Dean of Library Services, University Library (562) 985-4047 for more information.

For more information about children's literature, visit the Children's Literature Guide or the Young Adult Literature Guide