Youth Collections
Kids reading in the Youth area

Board books serve the Library's youngest customers and are at the floor level for browsing.

The picture book area is for books in which pictures play a major role in the story. It includes books appropriate for preschoolers, all ages of elementary students, and even older children and adults.

Fairytales and folktales (the 398's), though technically non-fiction, are located in the Ruth Vreeland collection under the windows--Look for the dragon! Some very simple folktales or modern adaptations of folktales are located in the picture book area.

Beginning readers can explore the Easy Reader Section. Books in this area, near the videos and facing the windows, utilize a controlled vocabulary appropriate for students in late Kindergarten to 2nd grade. There are more easy readers in one paperback bin outside the entrance to the Picture Book Room.

The Youth Fiction Room includes a wide range of age and reading levels, from first chapter books through novels for older children up to Middle school. More books of this type can be found in the paperbacks.

The Youth Non-Fiction Section includes books for toddlers to Middle school age children. Collections of short stories by a variety of authors and poetry can be found here as well. There are also encyclopedias to check out.

Paperbacks are displayed for easy browsing. They are divided into three sections. Child paperbacks are arranged by author and may be found near the drinking fountain. Paperback picture books and Easy Reader paperbacks are not alphabetized and are in a bin in the Picture Book area.

Magazines can be found near the Youth Fiction Room. Older magazines are shelved behind the current issues and may be checked out. Magazines for babies can be found in or near the Board Book bins.

The Youth Language Collection is a small collection of materials in over 25 languages. It includes fiction and nonfiction books, video and audio materials, many bilingual. They are organized first by language.

Videos and DVDs are separated into fiction and nonfiction. Fiction is alphabetized by title and nonfiction by Dewey Decimal numbers. Children's videos include tapes for babies through older children.

The audio collections includes music CDs created especially for children. These are located on a displayer across near the Library Help Desk. While they are not organized, except by accession number, you can find a performer under "author" in the catalog and even a song using the "word" search. There are also books on CD, divided into fiction by author and nonfiction by Dewey decimal number.

There is no separate CD-ROM collection, however the Library has a few book - CD-ROM combinations. They are shelved as books. Search for them by word: CD-ROM.

Stop by and explore the many collections in the Youth Services area.