Picture Book City: More Signs

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My “next week” got pushed back quite a bit given the stress of Summer Reading Program preparation, and then I got to participate in the amazing “Show Me the Awesome” initiative!

But I’m back with more information about Picture Book City! This time, with several more pictures of signs in the neighborhoods.

The endcap directional signs. On the other side, they run backwards -- in the order that a patron would see them if they walked in from that side of the stacks.

The endcap directional signs. On the other side, they run backwards — in the order that a patron would see them if they walked in from that side of the stacks.

I love using the endcaps signs when I’m taking patrons through Picture Book City. I’m very intentional in how I answer reference questions since I want the organizational system to be transparent. For example, my narrative as I show patrons where the Dora books are might sound something like this:

“We changed how the picture books are shelved. All of the books with the blue sticker (points to endcap blue) are in the Favorites neighborhood, where we shelve all of friends like Dora, Disney, Spongebob.”

The shelf labels! We went with patron friendly language here. The orange color already indicates "Concepts," so we listed the street on the label.

The shelf labels! We went with patron friendly language here. The orange color already indicates “Concepts,” so we listed the street on the label.

The shelf labels are mostly to help our clerks and pages re-shelve correctly — they are adjusting to PBC, too — but it also looks so clean and nice and organized. It makes my librarian heart happy.

A full section, with signs!

A full section, with signs!

Overall, I’ve been ridiculously happy with the signs and their reception by patrons in Picture Book City!

Next time, I’m planning on posting the final list of neighborhoods/streets & including the information sheet that we have available in the Youth Services area for patrons to use!

5 comments on “Picture Book City: More Signs

  1. Lauren
    June 13, 2013 at 9:52 am #

    With folk tales, did you move all the 398s into picture book city?

    • Katie
      June 18, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

      Yes! We kept collections in 398s, but moved individual stories into the neighborhood!

  2. Lauren
    June 13, 2013 at 9:53 am #

    I’m super impressed with what you’ve done here!

    • Katie
      June 18, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

      Thank you!

  3. jolee
    October 12, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

    i cant wait to see your full list of the neighborhoods you made to catagorize your books

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