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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Teen Books @ Your Library

Being a teenager can be hard. When you want to be an adult, you're treated like a kid. When you want to be a kid, you're told to grow up. It's so hard to figure out where you're supposed to be and who you're supposed to be. In a way, we've been guilty of treating our books for teens the same way. Some were in the Children's Department mixed in with the books for kids and others were in the Adult Department mixed in with the books for adults. They didn't have a place where they could just be Teen Books. But not anymore...

Starting this week, we are relocating all of our Teen Books (fiction, nonfiction, paperbacks, and biographies) to their very own section in the Adult Department. Now our teens get the best of both worlds and and easier way of finding the books that interest them.

To make them stand out from the rest of the books, each Teen Book will be getting a makeover--complete with new call numbers (TF for Teen Fiction, TN for Teen Nonfiction, and TB for Teen Biography) and a nice bright "TEEN" sticker for the spine. Some Teen Books might be off of the shelves for a couple of days while they get their new look. If you can't find your favorite Teen author on the shelf let a librarian know. In most cases, we can retrieve the book from "tech services" so that you can check it out.

We'd like to hear from our teens about this new section. We are open to suggestions for new books to add, fiction and nonfiction, as well as other things you might like to see in our Teen collection.

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