Revised August 2012
Large print is generally defined as 16 point type or larger. The
collection's main purpose is to provide leisure reading materials
to patrons with visual acuity concerns. It also offers a choice
to other patrons that simply enjoy a larger font selection, and
serves as backup if the regular print title is checked out.
To meet the main purpose, the Library:
- purchases reading materials that meet the variety of likes and tastes
of all patrons.
- best sellers are purchased when available due to patron demand.
- provides representation of the following genres: Westerns, Science
Fiction, Romance, and Mystery.
- evaluates patron requests through reviews,
or knowledge and popularity of the author. Patron requests are
given serious consideration and added to the collection as warranted
or upon availability.
Purchases and buying patterns are determined in large part by:
- circulation statistics.
- quality of packaging. (Hardbound format is generally preferred,
but quality paperbacks are purchased when the hardbound is not
- weight of the book. (i.e. lightweight hardbound books are preferred.)
- shelf space.
- budget constraints.
- patron requests.
- Titles in a series are generally retained.
- Titles in popular demand are retained.
- Damaged titles or titles in poor condition are weeded.
- Titles that have not circulated in three years are weeded.