Good books for babies

Try these books with your bundle of joy. Need other recommendations? Our librarians love to talk about books. Just ask! Call us at 217/403–2030 or e-mail

Board Books

Have fun sharing simple board books with your baby. Use songs, rhymes, fingerplays and games to help them learn — but, most of all, have fun!

Goodnight Moon

Nursery Rhymes and Poetry Favorites

Old favorites are brand new to your baby!  Chant, sing, and bounce together.

Mother Goose

Good “Looking” Books

Babies watch everything. Books with strong color contrasts really grab their attention. So, take your little one on your lap, hold one of these books about eighteen inches from your baby‘s face and begin. And remember: your warmth, the sound of your voice, and your closeness are the real story!