Libraries are fortunate to be in the business of evolution: we evolve as you do, because we serve you. Lately, we've undergone an evolution in the way that our collection is organized. If you're a regular library user, you might have already noticed this: things are not where you left them the last time you visited. Here's a look at the changes we've made and why we made them.
Children's AreaWe did not lose any of the collection, we just changed the way it was shelved. In order to make the space and collection more useful for kids and families, we:
- Created a more defined group use space,
- Swapped out some tall shelves for shorter ones to make browsing easier and redistributed some types of books on these shelves,
- Moved series books off of the spinning racks and onto shelves,
- Relocated DVDs to the front wall for easy browsing,
- Temporarily closed off the former Music, Movies & More area as we plan for our Early Literacy Center.
New Items & Media AreaWe evaluated the use of new items and media items and organized them to better-reflect your interests and needs. Our evaluation resulted in relocations that:
- Made a prominent New Non-fiction browsing area while making room for more new items in both fiction and non-fiction to be displayed,
- Shifted the lesser-used VHS tapes to the back of the non-fiction book section.
Teen SpaceTeen literature has seen a huge increase in popularity in the last few years - the Hunger Games phenomenon - and so the collection is growing, as are the number of teens using the library. So we:
- Added a tall shelf to better showcase teen non-fiction and allow room for the larger fiction collection,
- Reorganized tables and chairs to create more distinct conversation areas.