Ms. Eileen and I have been working on a project and some of you may have already noticed what's different in the children's area of the library. We removed Holiday books from the low browsing carts near the circulation desk and instead put in themed picture books. Currently, the carts hold books in these themes:
Princesses and Fairies
Cats and Dogs
On the Farm
Things that Go
Picture Books for Older Readers
ABC and 123
Plus two bins for Current Holiday/Season books
Currently the bins are marked with temporary labels but we have ordered plastic pockets that will enable us to easily change the themes. For example, we may use 4 or more bins for Christmas books next winter. Other possible themes include: Monkeys, Bears, Off to School, Caldicott Winners, Dragons, Bedtime Stories, and so forth.
The out-of-season Holiday books will be shelved on the lowest shelves under the DVDs and VCR tapes. They are shelved alphabetically by author within general categories (Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Easter, Valentine's Day, Hanukkah, and Other Holiday) and will soon have labels to identify them.
We hope you and especially your children enjoy the opportunity to easily browse for books that interest them. Let us know how you like the change.