Our Collections

Catalogs & Finding Aids

The Center is comprised of two adjacent facilities, the Reinberger Children’s Library and the Marantz room, with 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

1400+ folklore books donated by the Cuyahoga County Library and the Dayton Metropolitan library

2000+ publisher posters from renowned picturebook illustrators

Alma Flor Ada’s collection

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


Our Art

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.

View our Picturebook Art Collection Online