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Lucy Scribner Library

Children's Literature: Children's Literature

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. 

Advanced search of SearchMore. Juvenile typed in the first box with the field "Subject Terms" selected to the right of that box. The term 'Mummies" typed in the second box.


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

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Dewey Decimal
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
Images from The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter