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Children's & Juvenile Literature Collection

Collections within the Collection

The Children's & Juvenile Literature Collection contains titles representing a variety of genre and content or subject areas, represented in the smaller collections within the collection.  They include:

  • New Books 
  • Fiction Books (LS .A... to .Z...) 
  • NonFiction & Informational Books (LS 000-999) 
  • Picture Books (LSPB .A... or LSPB 000...)
    (Board books, and PBs for emerging readers through 2nd grade)
  • Special Collections
    • Juvenile Award Winners
      Award winning books are sprinkled throughout the collection.  The easiest way to locate award winners:  (a) type the name of the award in the search box or (b) type "Ann Jerabek Memorial Collection" in the catalog (OPAC) search box
    • Ann Jerabek Memorial Collection
      Established in 2019, the perpetual Ann J Collection recognizes the service of a beloved SHSU Librarian, her love of a well written, well illustrated book, and her passion for literacy.  The Collection includes notable and diverse award-winning books from 2009 to the most recent award year and are searchable in the catalog (OPAC).
    • Carolyn Goodwin Honorarium Collection 
      In recognition of Carolyn's service to the library, highly recommended children's books in math and science were purchased and designated for this collection upon her retirement. 
    • Languages Other Than English
      To support the needs of children, students, and educators in and throughout the SHSU community, we actively curate multi-lingual titles and popular English-language titles that have been translated into other languages. These are shelved alongside their English companion in the Children's collection. 
      Represented languages include, but are not limited to: • Chinese (CHI)   • Arabic (ARA)   • French (FRE)   • German (GER)   • Hebrew (HEB)   • Hindi (HIN)   • Japanese (JAP)   • Korean (KOR)   • Latin (LAT)   • Spanish (SPA)   • Turkish (TUR)   • Urdu (URD)   • Vietnamese (VIE)   • indigenous North American dialects (Tlingit, Cree, etc.).

The Ann Jerabek Memorial Collection

Children's, Juvenile, and Young Adult medal winners from fifteen book award lists are added to the Ann J Collection annually. 

Titles are searchable in the library catalog (OPAC) using the collection name.  The collection's books include a memorial book plate which was designed by an SHSU alum and former student employee from Ann's department in the Library.  Additionally, all award winners are shelf-browseable with a distinctive spine label.  The award lists include:


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