Collection for Children and Young Adults

Children's materials are selected by the Director from reviews, recommended lists and the Children's Catalog, seeking at all times to provide materials which are superior in quality and which represent a variety of viewpoints, roles and lifestyles. Those materials are housed in a separate "juniors" section, although juniors and young adults are not barred from the rest of the stack areas.

The library maintains a small collection of fiction and non-fiction designed to meet the unique informational and recreational interests of adolescent patrons. The collection includes a wide range of topics with particular attention paid to those of interest to this age group, including: sports and drugs, sex, peer pressure, abusive relationships, suicide, homosexuality and teen parenting. The young adult fiction collection contains primarily notable works of fiction and popular materials intended specifically for young adults.