The fiction section in the young adult department is now a genre-based collection.
So now our teen department looks a lot more like a bookstore than a traditional library.
Reorganizing young adult resources in a bookstore fashion is meant to help patrons ease of use within the library and alleviate confusion by using words and signage that are relatable and easily understood. Statistics are showing that around 75-percent of patrons come into the library to browse. Genre shelving creates a browsing atmosphere by keeping all resources with the same theme together. Also, research shows that teens are more likely to check out a book if they find what they are looking for in a relatively quick manner. Many of them spend 10 or 15 minutes in the library and are frustrated if they have to go to a card catalog and get the number.
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