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Collection Development - Children's Nonfiction

16. Childrens Nonfiction

The Children's Nonfiction collection contains informational books on popular subjects as well as subject-oriented, homework-related books for children through sixth grade. The collection may contain some books written for older audiences if the subject matter is of interest to children and the book is appropriate. Materials in this collection are selected for accuracy, quality and community interest. The collection strives to cover a wide range of subjects and viewpoints. More than one copy of a title may be purchased if there is proven or anticipated demand such as with works of regional interest.

Duplication with the adult Nonfiction collection is avoided, unless there is a high demand for titles by both audiences. Special emphasis is placed on acquiring books on subjects of local and regional interest.

Juvenile biographies are shelved in a separate section for the browsing and reading convenience of library patrons.