Alert: Your library will be closed July 3rd and 4th in observance of Independance day. We will resume regular hours once again on Monday, July 6th. The book drop will remain open 24/7 for you to return materials. Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!

Alert: THE LIBRARY WILL BEGIN A PHASE 2 REOPENING TO THE PUBLIC AT 9:00 AM TUESDAY, MAY 26TH. Library hours are shortened temporarily to 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday with the addition of SATURDAY HOURS 10AM – 2PM BEGINNING MAY 30TH. All library materials returned will continue to be quarantined for three days before being recirculated as a precautionary measure. 10 ITEMS MAY NOW BE PLACED ON HOLD either by using your online library account (use your library card number and 4-digit pin), or by calling the library for assistance at 931-648-8826. A browsing room is available at the library where 10 ADDITIONAL ITEMS MAY BE SELECTED FOR CHECKOUT in addition to holds. PHASE 2 WILL ADD ACCESS TO A LIMITED NUMBER OF PUBLIC COMPUTER STATIONS WITH ADDITIONAL AREA FOR UP TO 10 PATRONS WAITING FOR COMPUTERS ON THE 2ND FLOOR. THE COPY MACHINE ON THE 1ST FLOOR MAY NOW BE USED. Social distancing will be enforced - a limited number of patrons will allowed in the library building at any given time. We recommend the use of masks by patrons. During this phase 2 period, which will extend through June and July, the library will continue with the suspension of all programming, meeting room use and acceptance of donations. We continue to push out resources for engagement at home through our FB page https://www.facebook.com/CMCPublicLibrary. Please stay safe and we will see you soon!

Children readingPlease note: This is a suggested list to read aloud or have your child read independently. Parents may wish to preview all content to ensure appropriateness for their children.

Listed by; Author, Title, Call Number

  • Ackerman, Karen; Song and Dance Man; E Ack (Caldecott)
  • Adler, David; Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones; JF Adl
  • Averill, Esther; Jenny and the Cat Club; JF Ave
  • Bemelmans, Ludwig; Madeline’s Rescue; E Bem (Caldecott)
  • Blume, Judy; Freckle Juice; JF Blu
  • Bonsall, Crosby; The Case of the Cat’s Meow; E Bon
  • Byars, Betsy; Trouble River; JF Bya
  • Cameron, Ann; The Stories Julian Tells; JF Cam
  • Cleary, Beverly; Ramona Quimby, Age 8; JF Cle
  • Cleary, Beverly; Henry Huggins; JF Cle
  • Coerr, Eleanor; The Josefina Story Quilt; E Coe
  • Coerr, Eleanor; Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes; J 362.1 Coe
  • Cole, Joanna; The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System; J 523 Col
  • Dahl, Roald; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; JF Dah
  • Dalgliesh, Alice; The Courage of Sarah Noble; JF Dal
  • Danziger, Paula; Amber Brown Is Not A Crayon; JF Dan
  • dePaola, Tomie; Strega Nona; E deP
  • Dillon, Barbara; The Teddy Bear Tree; JF Dil
  • Fleischman, Sid; The Whipping Boy; JF Fle (Newberry)
  • Flournoy, Valerie; The Patchwork Quilt; E Flo
  • Gardiner, John; Stone Fox; JF Gar
  • Haywood, Carolyn; Betsy and the Boys; JF Hay
  • Howe, Deborah; Bunnicula; JF How
  • Lindgren, Astrid; Pippi Longstocking; JF Lin
  • Lobel, Arnold; Ming Lo Moves the Mountain; E Lob
  • MacDonald, Betty; Mrs. Piggle Wiggle; JF Mac
  • MacLachlan, Patricia; Sarah Plain and Tall; JF Mac (Newberry)
  • McCloskey, Robert; Lentil; E McC
  • Miles, Miska; Annie and the Old One; JF Mil
  • Milne, A.A.; Winnie the Pooh; JF Mil
  • Monjo, F. N.; The Drinking Gourd; E Mon
  • O’Brien, Robert; Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh; JF O’Br (Newberry)
  • Osborne, Mary Pope; Magic Tree House (Series); JF Osb
  • Parish, Peggy; Amelia Bedelia; E Par
  • Polacco, Patricia; Mrs. Katz and Tush; E Pol
  • Prelutsky, Jack; The New Kid on the Block; Poems; J 811.54 Pre
  • Rockwell, Thomas; How to Eat Fried Worms; JF Roc
  • San Souci, Robert; The Talking Eggs; J 398.2 San
  • Scieszka, Jon; The True Story of the Three Little Pigs; E Sci
  • Selden, George; The Cricket in Times Square; JF Sel
  • Shreve, Susan; The Flunking of Joshua T. Bates; JF She
  • Silverstein, Shel; The Missing Piece; JF Sil
  • Sobol, Donald; Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective; JF Sob (series)
  • Steptoe, John; Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters; E Ste
  • Van Allsburg, Chris; The Polar Express; E Van (Caldecott)
  • Viorst, Judith; Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; E Vio
  • Ward, Lynd; The Biggest Bear; E War (Caldecott)
  • Warner, Gertrude; The Boxcar Children; JF War (series)
  • Waters, Kate; Sarah Morton’s Day; J 974.4 Wat
  • White, E.B.; Stuart Little; JF Whi
  • White, E.B.; Charlotte’s Web; JF Whi
  • Wilder, Laura Ingalls; Little House In the Big Woods; JF Wil
  • Williams, Vera; A Chair for My Mother; E Wil
  • Zemach, Harve; Duffy and the Devil; J 398.2 Zem (Caldecott)