My kids have been playing pretend library nonstop lately. I think their inspiration is at least in part from a Bluey episode (Season 2: Episode 30, Library). Whenever my kids love something, I know they probably are not alone. I created this set of Free Library Dramatic Play Printables so your little ones and mine can have as much fun as possible creating their own pretend library.
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Library Dramatic Play Printables
Here is what is all included in the set of Free Library Dramatic Play Printables!
- Welcome to the Library Sign
- The Library is Open/Closed Signs
- Library Staff and Library Volunteer Badges
- My Library Cards
- My First Library Cards
- Check Out Desk, Library Book Return, and Reading Corner Signs
- Librarians Desk Tri-fold Sign
- Book Sorting Signs by Subject: Animal Books, Science Books, Story Books
- Book Sorting Signs by Cover Type: Board Books, Paperback Books, Hardcover Books
- Size Book Sorting Signs: Large Books, Medium Books, Small Books
A note on Book Sorting Signs: These book sorting signs are totally optional, and aren’t meant to be used at the same time. I think it makes most sense to pick one page of signs (page 8, 9, or 10) and use just those to keep it simple. Sometimes my kids set up their library with books randomly placed around the room and other times they like to organize them. These signs allow for kids to organize by a few topics, cover type, or size. Of course, there are other ways to organize books. If you have another idea that you think might work better, I’d love to hear about it. Leave a comment on this post.
Supplies to Enhance Library Dramatic Play
Here are some toys and supplies that might add some extra fun to your pretend library:
Sticky Notes (aff link) for “Checking Out Books” – My kids enjoy adding sticky notes to books as they’re being borrowed. The person working the checkout desk gets to add the note and can even write the patron’s name on it. When the book is returned to the return bucket, the sticky note is removed.
ID card protective cases for Library Staff Badges (aff link).
Laminating sheets to protect the signs (aff link).
Pillows and blankets – Use pillows and blankets to create a cozy “Reading Corner” for library patrons. I often find my kids snuggled up reading a book as part of their play.
Book Bins – A “Return Book Bin” is also a great idea. One child can check the books back in from the pretend library and put them back on the shelves. A regular plastic bin, laundry basket, or sturdy cardboard box will all work for this purpose. Obviously, books can get heavy, so I suggest the return book bin stay put and kids put individual books back on shelves.
Librarian’s “Desk” – Our pretend library always has a Librarian’s Desk, which is the small kid size table we own (similar to this model on Amazon, aff link).
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Other Free Pretend Play Printables
There are also several other sets of Free Dramatic Play Printables on Hey Kelly Marie. These include Doctor and Hospital Printables, Zoo and Zookeeper Printables, and Post Office Dramatic Play Printables. Check them out!