Redefining the young adult section
Jen Leveck, youth services librarian, has undertaken an ambitious project in the young adult section of the library. Currently the YA section houses books for fifth grade through high school. Ms. Leveck will be separating the section further to create a new teen section, which will label books for middle school (fifth grade) on up and the YA section will be designated for high school students and older. “This change will help students and parents select book content that is more age-appropriate for their middle schoolers,” added Leveck. “It will take time for the transition but in the end it will be easier for parents and kids.”
Selecting, recataloging and relabeling to the teen section is now underway but it is a huge project and will take some time. The goal for completing the project is the end of May– before Summer Reading gets started. In the meantime, ask at the circulation desk if you aren’t finding the book you want in that section. Hats off to Jen.