Reinberger Children's Library Center Research Collections

Catalogs & Finding Aids

The center is comprised of two adjacent facilities, the Reinberger Children's Library and the Marantz Room, and two distinct catalogs:

Reinberger Children’s Room Catalog

Marantz Picturebook Collection for the Study of Picturebook Art (*narrow search by choosing Marantz Collection)


The Special Research Collections

1,400+ folklore books donated by the Cuyahoga County Library and the Dayton Metropolitan Library

2,000+ publisher posters from renowned picturebook illustrators

Alma Flor Ada and Isabel Campoy Collection

The Alma Flor Ada and Isabel Campoy Collection of Multicultural Literature and Ephemera contains memoirs, articles, audiobooks, play, poetry, educational material and books. It currently stands at 624 items, consisting of 173 items in English, 45 translated from Spanish to English, 1 in Finnish, 261 in Spanish, Korean and English, 72 translated English to Spanish and 6 miscellaneous items. 

Arbuthnot Collection. May Hill Arbuthnot’s personal collection of ephemera, professional and historical children’s books.

The Historical Children’s Book Collection (HCBC) from Dayton Metropolitan Library. HCBC is a large-scale collection of more than 7,000 volumes, which also includes hundreds of ephemera, posters and magazines related to the study of children’s books. Go to: KentLINK Library Catalog and search “Dayton Metro Library Children's collection” in the Title search.

The Marantz button collection from 1970s to present

Margaret Alexander Beatrix Potter Collection

RCLC Original Picturebook Art Original picture book art, including the Carol and Guy Wolfenbarger Collection and the Rosemary Wells Collection of original art, prints and book dummies.