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Children's Preservation Library

A Treasure Trove of Rare "Living" Books

in Traverse City, Michigan

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!