Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hunting for Hidden Treasures at the Ridgefield Library

Have you ever sought in vain at the Ridgefield Library for something you just knew had to be here somewhere? Here is a selective key to help with your next treasure hunt.

• Young adult literature: we have a dedicated collection for teens but no separate room for them, so these books fill two walls along the perimeter of Children’s Services.

• Language learning materials: books, videos, audio programs and even CD-ROMs are all housed together – in the Reference Room on the first floor.

• Reference books: most of these are now actually shelved alongside circulating materials on the same topic, in both adult and children’s non-fiction stacks. Exceptions are large encyclopedia sets and some special collections devoted to specific topics, such as business (these remain in the Reference Room).

• Large print books: we have an extensive collection of new fiction, old favorites and even non-fiction and biography in large print – all together in the Fiction Room on the second floor.

• Music CDs: Material targeted at young children is in Children’s Services. Recordings of more general interest, from classical to pop, are in the Fiction Room.

Of course, you can always ask any of the staff for assistance – we love to share our treasures!

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