[kids-lib] Philosophical Q for Non Fic

Lorene Forman lorene at jcld.org
Fri Jun 17 20:47:36 PDT 2016

A few years ago, I took most of our 398's out of nonfiction and put them into the fiction picture book section, where they now circulate much better than they had been.   What I left in 398 were collections or anthologies of fairy tales or folk tales.  This seems to work well for our patrons. 

Lorene Forman

> On Jun 17, 2016, at 4:14 PM, Karen Fischer <kfischer at cityofsalem.net> wrote:
> We don't have space in our picture book area for an influx of fairy tale/folklore books.  We, too, have them in 398.  Depending on your space, Folklore and fairy tales may be a great section to pull out separate from most of the non-fiction and feature this collection.
> Karen Fischer, Salem Public Library
> >>> <jana at hoodriverlibrary.org> 6/17/2016 3:41 PM >>>
> Hi Crew,
> I'd love to hear your views on this subject: what do you choose to put in your  398 "Tales and Legends etc" section of Non-Fiction?
> Here's my quandry: I have many, many beautiful picture books in this 398 section that simply don't circ because people don't go into non-fic very often. Lon Po Po, for example, the award winning red-riding hood story, is cataloged in our 398. 
> How do you decide if it should be "Picture Book" or a 398 title? 
> Then there's a title "Read-Aloud African American Stories", an anthology, that, although beautifully illustrated, seems well placed in 398. 
> How do you make these kids of choices? I'd love to hear your input.
> Thanks!
> Jana Hannigan, Hood River Co. Library District
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