Abby Hargreaves

Abby Hargreaves is a New Hampshire native living and working as a Children’s Librarian in Washington, D.C. She fulfills the gamut of the librarian stereotype with a love of cats, coffee, and crocheting (and likes a good run of alliteration). Her MLIS degree enjoys the company of a BA in English from Hollins University, making Abby an advocate of women's universities. Her favorite color is yellow.

The Library Bill of Rights: What They Are and What They Mean for You

Learn about the Library Bill of Rights, with explanations and examples of how library users might apply them in their own use of their libraries and more.

10 of the Best Fake Dating Young Adult Novels

The best fake dating young adult novels for fans of the beloved romance trope.

5 of The Best Tomie dePaola Books According to Goodreads

In celebration of dePaola’s exceptional life and career, here are the best Tomie dePaola books according to Goodreads.

Wizarding World Introduces Harry Potter at Home

Wizarding World of Harry Potter introduces Harry Potter at Home, a new collection of free resources for readers and educators.

How to Get the Most Out of Storytime: Tips from a Children’s Librarian

Now, I recognize that many caregivers who come to storytime are just as uninformed about how to get the most out of storytime as I was when I first started.

6 of the Best Picture Books about Consent for Children

Representing both sides of consent -- to ask for and refuse -- these picture books are appropriate for a range of ages from toddlers to school-age children. 

8 Books Like LOOKING FOR ALASKA for John Green Fans

It’s no wonder that so many people are looking for books like Looking for Alaska. Here are eight titles similar to John Green's debut.

Quiz: Which 500+ Page Book Should You Read While You’re Quarantined?

If you too are stuck at home, we've got some long and compelling books you might be interested in picking up to help pass the time.

Take the Jane Austen Enneagram Quiz: Which Heroine Are You?

So, what’s your Jane Austen Enneagram match? Tell us your Enneagram number and find out which Jane Austen heroine is the same type.

Oh My God, They Were Roommates: Books About Roommates

"And they were roommates." "Oh my God, they were roommates." Up the drama in your reading with these books about roommates.

24 Children’s Book Tattoos That Will Make You Nostalgic

Check out these collected ink pieces that speak to childhood and nostalgia with children’s book tattoos for ideas on your next piece.

Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Dewey Decimal System?

Do you know your way around the Dewey Decimal System? Show us your chops in this quiz and then be sure to brag about your accomplishment.

9 Nonfiction Books About Depression: Finding Power on the Pages

From holistic approaches to evolutionary psychology perspectives, this list of nonfiction books about depression kicks off the exploration.

Books: Part of a Complete Breakfast

Waffles! Oatmeal! Toast! Cereal! Fruit salad! Eggs! Breakfast is without a doubt the best meal of the day for reading. Here's why.


With with its incredible endurance, it seems only fitting to celebrate with a list of quotes from From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.