dlr Libraries presents an updated 50 Great Reads for Children Aged 0-5. We believe that reading together is a rewarding and important activity. It provides an opportunity for parents and guardians to spend valuable one-on-one time with their little one and encourages a child to use their imagination from a young age. Reading at an early age helps a child to express themselves in new ways and is proven to help with cognitive development. At dlr Libraries, we want to help children to discover the magical world of books and along with this booklet, offer a range of library services for the young. This includes Storytime, free workshops with authors and artists, TumbleBookLibrary (an online collection of e-books for children), and much more. We are always adding to our collection and events calendar, so keep an eye on our website and social media for updates. As a library member, you have free access to over 300,000 items held in dlr Libraries. You can borrow from any dlr branch and can order material from all public libraries in Ireland using the shared Libraries Ireland catalogue and collect them from your local library. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Ask a member of staff, we’re here to help.
In this booklet, you’ll find books that are featured in our Babies Love Books scheme and books from our recent dlr Scéal Trails. Some of the books featured are old and loved enough to be called classics, and some are by exciting new writers, but they’re all on this list because they are some of the most requested and read books from dlr Libraries. We’ve even included some staff recommendations! All of the books featured are available from dlr Libraries. You can reserve any of these titles via the online catalogue or by contacting your local dlr Libraries branch, via email or phone. Most of the authors featured in this booklet have written other books that you can enjoy too, and some also span several age categories, so when you find a book you particularly enjoy, ask about other titles by the author.