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How do I find children's or young adult literature?
To find children's literature on a particular topic, use SearchMore. You can search for a title or author by just typing either or both in the search boxes.
If you are searching by subject, in one of your search boxes type the term "juvenile" and limit that box to "Subject Terms." You can then type other terms in the additional boxes. After you've searched, you can limit your results to just book by selecting "Books" under the "Source Types" menu.
Where's the children's literature?
The Children's room is located on the 3rd floor of the library and contains a variety of children's material including fiction and nonfiction picture books and young adult novels.
Fiction books are organized in alphabetical order by the author. Nonfiction books and poetry are organized by the Dewey Decimal system. If you're searching for a particular book, check the catalog.
Children's Literature Awards Lists
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) lists various Children's literature awards including the Caldecott and Newbery awards.
The Michael L. Printz award is given to exceptional young adult works each year. The awards are given by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
000 - Generalities
100 - Philosophy & Psychology
200 - Religion
300 - Social Sciences
400 - Language
500 - Natural Sciences & Math
600 - Technology (Applied Sciences)
700 - The Arts
800 - Literature
900 - Geography, History, & Biography