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Our libraries have lots of books for children , teenagers, and adults. These include the latest best sellers, well loved favourites, light reading, and classics. You will also find information books covering a huge range of topics like learning to knit, finding out what happened to the Batavia , how to research your family tree, how to keep fit in your 50s, and much more.

Explore other collections and formats that you can borrow at our libraries.


board and picture books

Books for babies and young children

Our libraries have large collections of picture books and board books to read with your child. These collections range from the simplest of wordless books using block colour illustrations of everyday objects, to highly interactive beautifully written and illustrated stories which explore new experiences and imaginative worlds.

Reading, singing, talking, playing and bonding with your child helps promote early literacy skills. Reading to your child just a few minutes a day is fun, easy and encourages your child’s vocabulary, print, phonic, narrative, and letter awareness.

Beginning readers

Beginning readers

This collection is for children starting to read, and for shared reading with an adult. Browse all Beginning Readers or choose one of the three levels:

JB1 - Starting to read
  • Pictures that help decode the words
  • Easy vocabulary and words
  • Big type and word repetition
  • Simple concepts and sentences

JB2 - Reading with help

  • Simple story
  • Illustrations support text
  • Short, simple sentences and paragraphs
  • Introduces new words

JB3 - Reading independently

  • Short paragraphs and chapters
  • More complex stories and higher word count
  • Building vocabulary & more complex sentence structure
  • Bridge to chapter books in the Junior Fiction collection, and to Junior Non-Fiction

Graphic novels

The Library Service has an extensive collection of new-release graphic novels in a wide range of series, including indie comics, Japanese anime/manga, and DC and Marvel comics. It also features classics such as Shakespeare in manga style.

Each graphic novel has a spine label indicating the recommended reading age. 

  • A black T+ label indicates suitability for ages 13 and above
  • A red OT label indicates suitability for ages 16 and above
  • A black and red M label indicates suitability for mature readers over the age of 18

Items in the graphic novel collection are generally not recommended for children under the age of 13.

Large print

Large print books are available from all the libraries. There is an extensive range of fiction and non-fiction titles in a variety of genres - general fiction, romance, historical, detective, suspense, biography -- with new titles added regularly. The large print section can also be a source of those elusive titles that are out of print in regular type.

Magazines

Moreton Bay Libraries have a broad range of magazine subscriptions for adults, teens and children. Each library has a different selection. Like our other lending collections, magazines may be reserved.

The magazine collections are arranged into major interest areas: Craft & Hobbies; Cooking & Well-being; Motoring, Sports & Travel; Science, Technology, Finance & News; Fashion, Celebrity & Entertainment; House & Garden.

Nearly 200 popular and specialist magazine titles can also be downloaded for free as eMagazines.

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