[kids-lib] Philosophical Q for Non Fic

CARRIE KASPERICK ckasperick at ci.monmouth.or.us
Mon Jun 20 09:13:01 PDT 2016

We have our 398 folk/fairytales shelved at the end of the picture books,
and they circulate pretty well there. You might consider creating a space
for them so they can be featured more prominently and faced out to
highlight how beautiful they are. Parents often pull their favorites
whereas the kids judge the books by their covers. No surprise!

Carrie Kasperick, Monmouth Public Library​

On Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 4:14 PM, Karen Fischer <kfischer at cityofsalem.net>

> 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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Thank you,
*Carrie Kasperick*
Youth Services Librarian

Monmouth Public Library
Phone: 503-751-0182
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