Once again, many books in the children’s collection have been moved and rearranged due to the construction project. We are also preparing for a different arrangement of our books when the new north addition is completed. Children’s nonfiction books will be divided into various “neighborhoods” centered around popular subjects to make it easier for kids to browse and find the books they are interested in. The neighborhood sections will be Animals, Arts & Crafts, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Geography, History, Science & Nature, and Transportation. We will also have special areas for Graphic Novels, Beginning Readers, Toddler & Board books, and a new section we’re calling Early Chapter Books.
To find out if a children’s book is in a special neighborhood, when you bring up the title in the library catalog, just click on the button to the right that says, “Where is It?” For example, Surviving the Oregon Trail by Rebecca Stefoff has a call number of “J 978 Stefoff.”
When you click on “Where is It?,” you can see that it is in the “Children’s History Neighborhood.” You can also see the call number again, where the neighborhood is located (currently some neighborhoods are on the 2nd floor due to construction), whether the book is available or when it is due back to the library, and the type of item (book, audiobook, DVD, etc.).
Please ask library staff to help you locate specific books. We love to help our customers! And things are changing in our room so quickly these days, it’s impossible to keep up to speed. Soon we will be rearranging again and making space for the current Children’s Room to get new carpet. Books and other materials should be in their final spots by the end of the year!