Arts & Recreation (700)
This collection provides introductory information on the arts, civic
and landscape art, architecture, plastic arts and sculpture, drawing and
decorative arts, painting and paintings, graphic arts, printmaking and
prints, photography and photographs, music, and recreational and performing
arts. The 700s cover a wide range of subject matter of interest to children.
Coverage of the more popular subjects such as arts and crafts, music,
and sports are heavily developed and maintained. Other subjects, especially
landscape art, plastic art, sculpture, paintings, graphic art, and photography
are minimally developed due to lack of availability of appropriate level
materials and limited interest on the part of young patrons. Collection
emphasis is on keeping sources current and relevant to the interests and
needs of the young patron. Occasionally duplicate copies are purchased
to satisfy patron demand, but, in general, single copies are sufficient.
Purchases and buying patterns are determined in large part by:
- reading level.
- new works.
- budget constraints.
- circulation statistics.
- patron requests.
- shelf space.
- visual appeal.
- Titles with child appeal that continue to be used are considered for
- Physically worn materials are replaced or updated.
- Books are withdrawn due to damage, loss, drop in general interest
level as evidenced by circulation figures, or content relevancy and
- Titles with multiple copies are checked for usage, and duplicate copies
are withdrawn as demand decreases.