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Reading Aloud to Children: Overview

What's in this guide

belk libraryFinding Books in the IMC

Instructions on how to search for materials in the IMC.

Evaluating Children's Literature

Databases and resources that provide reading levels and research on children's literature.

Read Aloud Resources

Websites and articles that provide more tips and examples of read alouds.

Instructional Materials Center

The Instructional Materials Center, located on the lower level of Belk Library, is a model pre-K - 12 school library media center. 

In it you'll find: 

    • Children's and Young Adult Literature (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Picture Books, Biographies, etc.)
    • Curriculum and Lesson Planning Ideas and Examples
    • Professional and Reference Collections
    • Audiovisual materials (CDs, DVDs, Software, etc.)
    • Manipulatives and Displays (Posters, Models, Puppets, Games)
    • K-12 Textbooks (both N.C. state adopted and supplementary)

We help you by:

    • Providing reference service to ASU students, faculty, and staff, as well as area educators and community members
    • Offering "readers advisory" for all ages and reading levels
    • Hosting classes and workshops on finding and using library resources
    • Providing public computers for research (via the library catalog, databases, periodical indexes, and the Internet.)
    • Maintaining the "Idea Factory," a media production facility designed exclusively for education students and area educators

Chat with us (using the chat box on the right) or come by.


Education Librarian

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Jewel Davis
Belk Library IMC Room 033