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Thu, 30 Mar 2023 16:50:07 -0400
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Two different ideas:

"The Early Chapter books on this list have larger text, fewer words on the
page, and more pictures compared to other chapter books aimed towards older
or more advanced readers.

The Ready list has the easier titles, the Set list has slightly harder
titles, and the Read list is the hardest of the Early Chapter books." Suz
Nov 12, 2015

Most of ours are paperbacks and we keep them in bins, sorted by publisher.
The system pre-dates my arrival here but it seems to work well for parents.
Since the levels vary between publishers, they often will find one or more
publishers that they like and stick with them. I find that I often have to
explain the system to people who are new to the library, but they seem to
catch on quickly.

I also created a cheat-sheet for popular characters/topics within the
collection that’s posted near the shelves. This helps staff and browsers to
know that, for example, Star Wars levelled readers are in the DK Readers
Nancy B. Grant
Maine Balsam Libraries Consortium President
Retired LMS, NBCT
Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
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On Thu, Mar 30, 2023 at 2:56 PM Chase Emerson <[log in to unmask]>

> Thank you to all who shared your thoughts earlier. I tried to respond to
> everyone, if I missed you, please accept my apologies!
> The overwhelming consensus is everyone has them shelved apart from other
> books, as we did; so now I'm changing how I display them to see if that
> helps their circulation. We have plans to do a serious upgrade on the
> collection which will also help. As I'm searching, I'm seeing some series
> using letters, some using numbers, and when you toss in pre-levels it just
> gets crazy. Anyone want to share how you categorize yours and cope with the
> differing systems?
> As always, thank you. I'm very grateful for all that are willing to share
> from their wisdom and experience!
> Nina
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