Beginner Readers are so useful for children in Kindergarten, First and Second Grades. They are labeled on the spine and computer. If they are Accelerated Readers then the reading level is written on the pocket of the book.
I like to cater to our youngest patrons by ordering many new Board Books every year. I encourage Nancy to order Board Books as well since two of her programs are geared to the ages who will really enjoy them.
Children's picture books are by far the most popular kinds of books that we have in the children's department. These books are arranged in ABC order by the authors last name. Special books that are labeled include ABC reading books, 123 number books, Reading Rainbow books, Caldecott Award Books, Jewish Holidays, African American books and Accelerated Reader Books. I am still trying to label all of the Accelerated Reader books to make easier for parents to find books that are on their child's reading level.
In the Children's Department we have a large Holiday Book Collection which is arranged in Calendar order beginning with Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, Saint Patrick's Day, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Within a Holiday the books are arranged by Easy, Board Books, Fiction and Non-Fiction. These books are available for check out for 7 days or if it is not the Holiday season for a Holiday then books can be checked out for 3 weeks.
The Children's Department Spanish books for children has really grown a lot over the years and we now have a collection that I am really proud of and add to each year.
New children's picture books are fun to read and I use a lot of them for programs. I have to label them on the computer, the spine and on the pocket and change all those things again when they are no longer new. I encourage Nancy to fill out order forms for any books that she needs for programs and those books often spend time on this New Shelf.