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I saw a display of old Wizard of Oz books on the Children’s Floor of the downtown library.  Does the Dallas Library have many old children’s books?

The Children’s Center at the Central Library is home to a collection of rare and historical books called the “Siddie Joe Johnson Children’s Literature Collection.” The collection includes a selection of historical books from the 19th and 20th centuries, with … Continue reading

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I’m a teacher, and I used to bring my class to the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library every year for a tour. We always had fun exploring everything in The Children’s Center, and it was a great way for my students to become familiar with the public library. Are there any plans to make this service available again?

YES! With the increase in hours and staff, The Children’s Center is once again offering tours, and we are so excited! Teachers, or other group leaders, can schedule a tour for a day and time that best fits their schedule. … Continue reading

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When I bring my kids to storytime, we always sing such fun songs! Does the library have children’s CDs that we can listen to at home?

Yes, the Children’s Center in the Central Library and the branch libraries have a wide variety of music CDs that can be checked out. They’re great for listening to in the car and around the house! Here’s a sampling of … Continue reading

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My child’s science fair project is due soon after the winter break. Does the library have any resources to help her get started?

Many branches of the Dallas Public Library have a special section of books to help children plan a wonderful science fair project, but the largest selection by far can be found at the Children’s Center at the J. Erik Jonsson … Continue reading

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I am looking for a copy of my favorite book from childhood, but when I search the catalog, the shelf location says “Limited Access”. What does that mean?

At the Dallas Public Library, it is important to us to preserve our literary heritage and the Children’s Center at the Central Library is no exception.  We collect books that are old, rare or simply the last available copy in … Continue reading

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