Inquiring minds: Books to keep new readers interested over summer

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.

Q.    My first-grader is just beginning to read. What kind of books do you have to keep her interested now that school is out?

A.     Our libraries have what we call Easy Reader books. These can be anywhere from one or two words per page for the very easiest books, up to several short sentences per page for the more advanced readers. Many of the books have one, two, three, or four printed dots on the spine to indicate the difficulty of the material. One dot is the easiest to read. If you stop in at one of our branches, our librarians can help you find books of interest for you and your new reader.
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Do you have a question for the staff at the Roseville Library? You can call them at 628-6803 or ask your question in person at the Information Desk, Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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