Section X - Children's Easy/Junior Nonfiction


Philosophy & Psychology (100)

General Comments

This collection provides basic information on paranormal phenomena, psychology, and ethics.

Development Plan

This collection seeks to offer only introductory information for lower reading levels. Since most areas are totally out of scope for development, they are not included in this collection because they do not present information at lower comprehension and reading levels. For the preschool through sixth grade reader, the aim is to provide:

  • interesting and unbiased information.
  • a diverse representation of titles at beginning reading level for adults to share with children.
  • specific concepts, not the overall approach that can be found at higher reader levels.

Influencing Factors

Purchases and buying patterns are determined in large part by:

  • reading level.
  • new works.
  • budget constraints.
  • circulation statistics.
  • patron requests.
  • shelf space.
  • visual appeal.

Retention/Weeding

  • Titles in this collection are generally very basic and do not date as quickly as more in-depth materials.
  • Titles with child appeal that continue to be used are considered for replacement.
  • Physically worn materials are replaced or updated.
  • Books are withdrawn due to damage, loss, general interest level as evidenced by circulation figures, or content relevancy and currency.

 

Collection Development Policy
Re-Adopted September 24, 2012