Section XVI - Wright Branch Library


Biography - Easy/Junior

Revised August 2012

General Comments

This collection consists of materials about people from all walks of life and from the earliest times to the present. Some people of interest to young children are United States historical figures, presidents, generals, Indian chiefs, American inventors, renowned citizens, and sports figures.

Development Plan

The collection strives to meet the needs of outside reading for school assignments such as book reports. The primary goal of this collection is to provide accurate and interesting information about a wide variety of people. In order to meet this goal, the Library:

  • strives to present a broad range of subject interests at varying reading levels.
  • evaluates patron requests either through reviews, or knowledge and popularity of the author or title. Patron requests are given serious consideration and added to the collection as warranted and as budget allows.
  • purchases new works to reflect patron demand and to maintain a well-balanced collection.
  • takes into consideration the availability of electronic resources.

Influencing Factors

Purchases and buying patterns are determined in large part by:

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

Retention/Weeding

  • Books are kept as long as they are in readable condition and continue to circulate.
  • Titles are replaced and supplemented as needed based on demand.
  • Books are withdrawn due to damage and loss.

 

Collection Development Policy
Re-Adopted September 24, 2012