Too old for children’s books?


Just because you’re an adult or a young adult doesn’t mean that you’re too old to use children’s books as a resource for yourself.

Juvenile nonfiction can be a great source of information if you want to learn some basics about a new or unfamiliar topic.  Juvenile books are generally well-researched and written to present information in an understandable & straightforward format.

When planning to travel to another country or state, looking through a juvenile book on that place can give you a good idea of what you’ll find. Most of this information will be found in the j900’s

If you’re befuddled by technology, but need to understand some terms, the books in the j600’s (applied technology) can help you understand how something works or what a term means.

Want to know more about your neighbor’s new pet?  The children’s collection has many books on dog & cat breeds, as well as assorted pets, mostly found in the j600’s.  But if you want to know more about the raccoon that keeps raiding your garden, look in the j500’s for information on wild critters.

The list could go on and on.  Just search in the catalog for the topic under ‘subject’ or ‘keyword’ and the library’s materials on that topic will pop up for you.  Those with a call number beginning with a ‘j’ will be found in children’s.

Of course, you can always ask for help. The staff is here to do just that.

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