Changes in Our Collections


change is good web readyThe staff at Bradford Public Library have been hard at work making improvements to our collections! We have been moving books, combining collections and even eliminating some. All this change has been made to help you, our patrons, locate books and movies easier!  We know that change can be difficult for some, but we are confident that you will soon love the difference! We have included a map with this post to help you find your way! Just click on it to expand the picture.

Changes to our Large Print make up the majority of the difference. We have divided our Large Print collection between Adult Fiction and Christian Fiction. When you come in to browse you will find that it is easier to locate books in a series or all books by an author. Before, you would have to visit two separate collections just to find what we have available. Adult fiction books are still in the same location. This collection has expanded though,  and some authors may have shifted….rest assured, the books are still shelved in alphabetical order by the author’s last name. Your favorite author might be just a shelf or two away.

Christian Fiction is still near the circulation desk, but with the addition of the Large Print titles it now takes up what we like to call the “wheel” and the “spokes.” Books are still shelved in alphabetical order by author’s last name. We now have plenty of room to add to this collection too!

As you take a look around, you will notice that our paperback books have been withdrawn…we have donated them to a very worthy cause. In the place of paperback mysteries, romance and historical romances you will find our Western Collection along the North Wall.

Another BIG change has taken place with our Movie Collections. We have withdrawn all VHS tapes, except those in our instructional videos. DVDs have been divided into Genres or categories. Now, when you need a movie to make you laugh, simply look in Comedy. Prefer a John Wayne movie? Check out our Westerns.  There are 17 categories to choose from!  Movies with a “G” rating are still grouped together  in Children’s DVDs with the orange dot and our Instructional DVDs and Tapes are separate too, marked with a purple label!

As always, if you cannot find what you are looking for, PLEASE ask! Our friendly staff will be happy to give you a tour of our collections and point you in the right direction. We have maps available at the circulation desk too, just ask for one! We hope you will find that Change IS Good and come to see us soon!

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