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I've been following the thread about shelving of easy
and nonfiction books with interest, and I'm interested
in how people shelve their fiction sections, as I'm
considering re-organizing for my second year.  The
previous librarians here have shelved mysteries
separate from the general fiction, and used genre
labels for science fiction, fantasy, historical
fiction, and Newbery books.  I'm tempted to give
fantasy/s.f. and Newbery books their own sections next
year.  My assumption is this will make it easier for
me to pull out books for specific classes and for the
stragglers to find books - I can send them to one
section instead of telling them to look for the label
in the whole fiction section.

I'm interested in how other (K-6) libraries shelve
fiction and why this might or might not be a good
idea.  I'll post a "hit" if anyone else is interested
in the answers.

Thanks in advance for sharing your wisdom and

Beth Meister, Librarian
Yeshiva of Central Queens, NY

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