Many Books, One Pennsylvania Community | Compendium

The 2021 Pennsylvania One Book program emphasizes the importance of emotional resilience, social-emotional wellness, and healing through literacy and literature in Many Books, One Pennsylvania Community.   

Two booklists (for ages 0-36 months and ages 3-6) of recommended titles with a focus on understanding emotions and feelings are now available on the resources tab of the One Book website.  These lists were cultivated by youth services librarians and early learning caregivers and are appropriate for storytimes, classroom sharing, and for reading at home.

Two family fun guides and two activity guides for librarians and caregivers, all of which contain activities that align with the Pennsylvania Standards for Early Childhood, which are now available on the resources tab of the One Book website. These guides were developed by library consultants and early childhood specialists to encourage family engagement and positive learning experiences.

These resources are meant for libraries and early child care centers to use throughout the year to engage young children in developing coping skills, understanding emotions, and practicing wellness.


Corri Hines, MSLS (she/her/hers) |
School Age Services Advisor, Bureau of Library Development
Office of Commonwealth Libraries
Pennsylvania Department of Education