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Book are most likely the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of libraries.

 

Children's Books are separated into the following collections: 

  • Early reader collections (E)

    • Board Books are for the earliest of readers. These sturdy books usually have only have a word or two on each page. They are marked with a call number that begins with BOARD BOOK E. These can be found on the book shelves on the back side of the staff desk in the Children's Department.

    • Beginning reader books have large pictures and short, simple sentences. These are marked with a yellow dot on the spine and have a call number that begins with YELLOW DOT E. These are located along the North side of the short shelves in the Children's Department.

    • Emerging reader books have longer, more-complicated sentences. These are marked with a blue dot on the spine and have a call number that begins with BLUE DOT E. These can be found on the short shelves in the Children's Department.

    • Beginner chapter books have short, easy-to-read chapters. These are marked with a green dot on the spine and have a call number that begins with GREEN DOT E. These are located along the West wall of the Children's Department.

    • Early Reader Special Collections are located along the South wall of the Children's Department next to the fish tank.

      • Books covering the topic of feelings are marked with a pink dot on the spine and have a call number that begins with FEELINGS E.

      • Books on colors are marked with a purple dot on the spine and have a call number that begins with COLOR E.

      • Books on letters and the alphabet are marked with an orange dot on the spine and have a call number that begins with ALPHABET E.

      • Books covering concepts like greed, joy, loss, and death are marked with a red dot on the spine and have a call number that begins with CONCEPT E.

      • Books on counting and numbers are marked with a black dot on the spine and have a call number that begins with COUNTING E.

    • Early Reader Holiday Collections are located on the North East corner of the short shelves in the Children's Department by the Television Display.

      • Christmas stories are marked by a candy cane sticker on the spine and have a call number that begins with CHRISTMAS E.​

      • Easter stories are marked by a bunny sticker on the spine and have a call number that begins with EASTER E.

      • Halloween stories are marked by a witch sticker on the spine and have a call number that begins with HALLOWEEN E.

      • St. Patrick's Day stories have a call number that start with ST PATRICK'S DAY E.

      • Thanksgiving stories are marked by a pilgrim hat sticker on the spine and a call number that begins with THANKSGIVING E.

      • Valentine's Day stories are marked by a heart sticker on the spine and a call number that begins with VALENTINE DAY E.

      • Miscellaneous Holidays

  • Juvenile collection (J)

    • Biographies are non-fiction books covering an individual or group. These are marked with a call number beginning with J B followed by the subject's last name, then first name.

    • Juvenile fiction books are thicker chapter books that upper elementary kids enjoy.​ These are marked with a call number beginning with a J followed by the author's last name, then first name.

    • Juvenile non-fiction books provide factual content across a wide array of topics. These are marked with a call number beginning with a J followed by the Dewey Decimal Number

    • Graphic Novels are heavily illustrated in a narrative way. These are marked with a Graphic Novel sticker on the spine and have a call number that begins with J Graphic Novel.

Digital audiobooks are available through several online services, including Cloud Library, Hoopla, and LibraVox. These digital audiobooks can be listened to through a computer or mobile device, like a smartphone or tablet.

Cloud Library requires a Kansas State Library Card. Audiobooks on Cloud Library check out for twenty-one (21) days and may be eligible for one (1) renewal. Cloud Library limits patrons to ten (10) items checked out concurrently. 

Hoopla is a streaming service Ottawa Library subscribes to, granting our patrons five (5) checkouts per calendar month. A free Hoopla account tied to a valid email address and Ottawa Library card is required. Audiobooks on Hoopla check out for twenty-one (21) days and are not eligible for renewal, but can be checked out again for another use of a monthly credit.

LibraVox is an unaffiliated community website that hosts public domain audiobooks read by volunteers from around the world. There is no limit to use

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