What Do the Picture Book Color Codes Mean?

If you've visited the Children's area of one of our branches, you may have noticed that some picture books are grouped into sections with matching colored labels on the books. Those books have been grouped together by theme to help you find books about the things you like best. (You might sometimes also see them referred to as Glades.)

We have recently updated some of these themes. Take a look at the themes and their color codes below, and check out the Picture Book section next time you're in the library. If you have any questions or need help finding anything, ask a librarian. We're always happy to help!


RED - Big Feelings

Navigating emotions and friendships

PINK - Families

Celebrating Families

ABCs & 123s | ABCs y 123sORANGE - ABCs & 123s

Early learning concepts

Things That Go | Cosas que vanYELLOW - Things That Go

Planes, trains, automobiles, boats and construction

Nature | NaturalezaGREEN - Nature

Stories about the natural world

Classics | ClásicosBLUE - Classics

Award winners, well-known and well-loved classics, new and old

Fantasyland | Mundo de fantasíaPURPLE - Fantasyland

Magical tales, monsters, quests and high adventures

Your Favorites | Tus FavoritosLIGHT BLUE - Favorites

Your favorites and ours

WHITE - General

All of the other wonderful picture books go here!