The Library’s children’s and teens’ services department is a bustling place that represents an important part of the Library’s activity. Children and their families are encouraged to make use of our large print and audio-visual collections.

Unless otherwise stated, children attending Library programs or browsing our collections must have their own library card, or be covered by a family membership. Non-members may attend events or use our collections, however a day fee will apply.

What the Children's Library Offers...

The American Library in Paris collections for children and teens include over 19,000 volumes for young people ages 0-17, including seminal classics, contemporary favorites and award winners for every age range as well as new and noteworthy material in a variety of forms.

Collections for children ages 0-12 include:

  • Board books
  • Picture books (classics, as well as new and noteworthy titles)
  • Children’s novels
  • Age-appropriate non-fiction for children
  • Magazines
  • Music CDs
  • Audiobooks
  • Access to English-language digital resources


Ask a Librarian!

The children’s and teens’ services department is staffed by two full-time librarians dedicated to children’s and teens’ services who are able to provide reference and research help for young people, as well as recommend reading material for all age levels and interests. The Library provides full reference services for children and teens on site most days. Members may also arrange in-depth research conferences with a specific librarian by appointment.