Below are collections of children’s, middle grade, and teen books available at the Virginia Public Library. We’ve also collected assortments of books based on their topic.

If you have a suggested topic for us to add here, give us a call with your idea! Our phone number is 218-748-7525.

Back to School Books

Homeschool/Distance Learning Help

These pictures include books for parents about teaching children of various ages. Many includes activities and lessons to share with children. The second picture includes monthly magazines the library subscribes to that contain information and articles related to teaching. All these items check out for 3 weeks. Watch this page for more upcoming books on various school topics!

Fall/Autumn Books

Spooky Books

Below: Six pictures of spooky books. The first picture includes nonfiction books of haunted places and ghost stories. The second and third pictures include middle grade spooky stories. The fourth and fifth pictures include young adult spooky books. The last picture includes young adult graphic novels on haunting themes.

NPR 2019 Concierge Book List

Below: Two pictures of NPR book picks for 2019. First picture shows picture books, second picture includes middle grade and teen books.

Summer Reads

Below: Four pictures of picture books and nonfiction books for young children on summer and beach topics.

Community Helpers

Below: Two pictures of children’s nonfiction books about workers and their jobs in the community.

Outdoors – Hiking/Camping/Fishing

Below: Three pictures of children’s picture books and nonfiction books about hiking, camping, fishing and other outdoor activities.

Kids Gardening

Below: Nonfiction books for young children about gardening indoors and outdoors.

Native America Reads

Below: Two pictures of picture books, nonfiction, and middle grade novels about Native experiences and Native American characters.


Below: One picture of children’s, middle grade, and teen books featuring LGBTQ characters.