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Children's & Juvenile Literature Collection

What Do Call #'s Mean?

Titles are arranged using the Dewey Decimal System to emulate what pre- and in-service educators and children would experience in a K-12 school library environment.  The library's main collection is organized using the Library of Congress classification system.  To delineate between the Children's collection and other titles in the library, the Call Number on all books in the Children's & Juvenile Literature Collection begin with "LS".

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Collection Sections

The majority of the Children's & Juvenile Collection is located on the 3rd Floor of the Newton Gresham Library, on the East side of the main staircase. The collection is housed alongside the Instructional Materials Center, which includes State of Texas adopted textbooks for EC-12 and the Instructional Materials Collection.

  • Fiction
    Call Number:  LS + initial letter of author's last name  (Ex: LS .A... )
    Location: Fiction is the LS section closest to the main stairwell
    Level: 2nd grade - Young Adult, including Picture Books for Older Readers
  • NonFiction / Informational Texts
    Call Number:  LS + the Dewey subject number  (EX: LS 004 ...)
    Location: NF is between Fiction and Picture Books
    Level: 2nd grade - about 9th grade, including Graphic Novels & Biographies
  • Picture Books
    Call Number:  LSPB + either Fiction or NonFiction sequence
    Location: Low shelving along the windows 
    Level: Board Books - early 2nd grade 
  • New Books
    When titles first arrive in the library, they are shelved with New Books until the first time they've been checked out.  After that they move to the children's collection.
  • Rare Books
    A small collection of children's books is housed in the Thomason Room, our Special Collections Library, on the 4th floor of NGL.


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Reading Level

Though we don't label our books by reading level, some of our subscription resources can be used to find their Lexile and/or age and/or grade level.


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