Children's Preservation Library

A Treasure Trove of Rare "Living" Books

What we offer...

20,000 out-of-print and living books…rarely found in public libraries…

....from the Golden Age of children's literature (1930s-1970s)…

....when stunning breadth and depth in all topics…

....was taught in vivid, memorable narrative....and thus called "living" literature.

Plus, wholesome films, games, math manipulatives, puzzles, science gear, puppets, and parent/educational resources.

Mission Statement

Children’s Preservation Library

Mission Statement

To make available to area students, the rare and inspiring literary gems of yesteryear in all subjects~before cultural changes altered the content and format of youth literature~as well as the best literature of today, and helpful support materials for parents.  A heritage of quality to be enjoyed today too!


  • "All of our employment changes have really caused us to evaluate what is important and we feel that our children's education and resources are a top priority -- and CPL is surely..."
  • "Your library has been an inspiration and a treasure trove to our family! I was brought up with living books as a child, so I recognize the the great work you are doing to pr..."

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