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Beth Sweet <[log in to unmask]>
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Beth Sweet <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 6 Oct 2014 10:38:54 -0400
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We incorporated all the series into the regaular JFiction section  
several years ago because shelf spacing limitations made it difficult  
to keep things separate. We have taken the liberty of shelving series  
with different authors (such as Dear America and 39 Clues) under the  
series title rather than the individual author's name. This helps us  
as much as it makes things easier for patrons.


Beth Sweet, Director
DA Hurd Library
41 High St.
North Berwick, ME 03906

Quoting "Louise Capizzo" <[log in to unmask]>:

> Hello Sarah,
> When I worked at the Falmouth Memorial Library, we did shelve series  
> books separately from the Jfiction collection. It made it easier for  
> parents and children to find the title. I didn't see that it  
> affected readers selecting books from the regular fiction section.  
> Children and parents moved from one area to the next with ease. It  
> was just a great way to keep the series all in one spot and it  
> allowed all the titles that might be written by different authors  
> (I'm thinking 39 Clues) to be bundled together.
> Louise
> Louise Capizzo, MLS
> Youth Services Librarian
> Scarborough Public Library
> 48 Gorham Road
> Scarborough, ME 04074
> (207)396-6278
> [log in to unmask]
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Maine Libraries Discussion List  
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Carol McFadden
> Sent: Friday, October 03, 2014 2:59 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [MELIBS-L] Shelving juvenile series separately
> Hi Sarah,
> Love the idea BUT... I used to shelve children's series separately,  
> at a former library, but ran out of space and found it really hard  
> to keep shifting around, weeding out the "not-so-popular" series. I  
> suppose if you have a big space or section, it'll work really well.  
> Right now, because of our ongoing American Girl Book Club, I'm  
> highlighting all American Girls books on display. So, I cluster on  
> occasions.
> Carol
> Carol McFadden
> Head of Children's Services
> Patten Free Library
> Bath, ME
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Maine Libraries Discussion List  
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sarah Schultz-Nielsen
> Sent: Friday, October 03, 2014 2:05 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [MELIBS-L] Shelving juvenile series separately
> Hi,
> I would love to hear from libraries who shelves their juvenile  
> series fiction separately from their regular juvenile fiction.
> Thanks,
> Sarah
> --
> *Sarah C. Schultz-Nielsen*
> Assistant Director and Youth Services Librarian Lithgow Public  
> Library Augusta, Maine 04330
> 626-2415