Songs for Kids about Reading/Libraries Jazz up your puppet show or class visit with one of these great songs about libraries!



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Songs for Kids about Reading/Libraries

Jazz up your puppet show or class visit with one of these great songs about libraries!

Allard, Peter and Ellen Allard. “I Like to Go to the Library” from Pizza Pizzazz.

80-Z Music, 2006.

Ellen sings this simple song about why to go to the library and what you can do there.


Austin, Julie. “Library Song” from Fandagumbo.

Hand in Hand Music, 1999.

Michael Mark/Tom Chapin pop folk song of the many things you can see and do at the library.
Caithamer, Joel. “Readability” from What’s Happening, Spaceman?

Crooked Knees Records, 2004.

Country-flavored song celebrating the joys of reading.
Chapin, Tom. “Library Song” from Moonboat.

Gadfly Records, 2001. (Original release date 1989.)

Pop folk song of the many things you can see and do at the library.
Clement, Debbie. “Going to the Library” from Debbie’s Ditties 3: At the Library.

Amerisound Studios, 2002.

Chant/rap about the things you will see at the library.
Clement, Debbie. “Library Card” from Debbie’s Ditties 5: Jump, Jam, Jive.

Amerisound Studios, 2007

Lively tune describing magic carpet rides, submarine rides, covered wagon rides and rocket ship rides that can be taken with your library card.


Greg & Steve. “The Magic of Reading” from Big Fun.

Youngheart Music, 1997.

Pop song describes the places a book will take you.

Harley, Bill. “At Your Library” from I Wanna Play.

Round River Records, 2006.

From the Grammy-nominated album, this song was commissioned by the ALSC Kids! @ your library® campaign and celebrates libraries and the many things that can be found there.

Harper, Monty. “Hanging Out with Heroes at the Library” from The Great Green Squishy Mean Concert CD.

Monty Harper Productions, 2005.

This ‘50s-inspired soft rock song drops names of popular book characters, encouraging the listener to head to the library to find books about them.
Haynes, Sammie. “The Library” from Nature’s ABCs.

A Gentle Wind, 2004.

Modern folksong talks about many things that can be found in the “treasure with a measure – the library.”
Hipwaders. “Dewey Decimal System” from Educated Kid.

The Hipwaders, 2007.

This funky story/song features a male in the role of librarian.
Knight, Tom. “The Library Boogie” from The Library Boogie.

Tom Knight Productions, 2001.

Laid-back boogie pop song celebrating some of the things that can be checked out with your library card.
Knight, Tom. “The Library Song” from The Library Boogie.

Tom Knight Productions, 2001.

Inspired by 1940s big band hits, encourages you to bring your library card to find wonderful things at the library.
Ode, Eric. “At the Library” from Trash Can.

Deep Rooted Music, 2002.

Swing tune about the many things that can be found at your nearby library.
Shontz, Bill. “Dewey’s Decimals” from The Day I Read a Book.

Bearpaw Recordings, 1998.

Tribute to the Dewey Decimal System and how it has made finding books easy at the library.

Two of a Kind. “Everything Is Free at the Library” from So Many Ways to Be Smart.

Magillacutty Music, 2005.

A funky reggae number about the many things you can find at the library.

Two of a Kind. “Library Song” from Going on an Adventure.

Magillacutty Music, 1999.

Michael Mark/Tom Chapin pop folk song of the many things you can see and do at the library.
The Uncle Brothers. “(It’s All There) At the Library” from Just Say Uncle!

Blackwater Records, 2002.

Country-flavored song celebrating the many things that can be found at the library.
The Uncle Brothers. “(It’s All There) At the Library” from Reading and Songs to Spark Your Imagination (Songs for Schools, Library Edition).

Blackwater Records, 2007.



Country-flavored song celebrating the many things that can be found at the library.

Special thanks to Rob Reid for helping us identify some of these songs.




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