Youth Collections

Shelves in the Library Children's Collection area. Library shelves packed to the brim with colorful books for children of all ages.


TWU Libraries strives to promote literacy at a very young age. We proudly offer vast collections of youth literature to our students, faculty, staff, and community members. 

Available for Checkout

Age ranges for books in the collection:

  • Board Book (0-3 yo)
  • Picture Books 3-6 yo)
  • Early Reader (6-10 yo)
  • Middle Grade (8-12 yo)
  • Young Adult (12+ yo)
  • New Adult (18-21 yo)

Jimmie Lyn Harris Children's Literature Collection, Denton 1st Floor

Named in memory of children’s librarian Jimmie Lyn Harris (1957-2020), the collection is comprised of over 58,000 books. Book formats include:

  • Board
  • Picture
  • Pop-up
  • Early reader
  • Chapter
  • Middle grade
  • Young adult
  • New adult
  • Graphic novels
  • Non-fiction

PIONERAS Collection, Denton 1st Floor

The PIONERAS collection offers our community an extensive collection of Spanish language books primarily intended for elementary and middle school-aged children. The College of Professional Education also utilizes these resources to prepare their students for dual-language education programs.  These books are part of a robust collection that can be used by Spanish speaking children or by English speaking children wanting to learn the vocabulary and sounds of the Spanish language.

Research Collections

Many of our collections are available to researchers on the second floor of Blagg-Huey Library in Special Collections and University Archives. Request more information by emailing