Children - International Languages Materials Policy


Statement of Policy & Text

To welcome children of all backgrounds, and to reflect our diverse community, all language materials of the active children’s collection will be housed in one area, the Children’s Room of the King Library.

Need for the Policy

For ease of access, all children’s materials in all languages need to be housed in one area, the Children’s Room, instead of being divided between Youth Services and Languages.

  • Reflecting the diversity of the community, children of all backgrounds will feel welcome by having their own room.
  • Sorting and shelving are simpler as the active children’s collection will be located in one room.
  • Bilingual programming for children will be enhanced.

Requirements & Guidelines

  • Types of children''s languages materials include, but are not limited to:
    • Books
    • Audiobooks
    • Videos
    • DVDs
    • Music CDs
    • Magazines
    • CD-ROMs

Applicable Personnel/Departments

All, especially

  • Children’s Services
  • Languages and Media
  • Circulation
  • Adult Services




Reviewed and approved by: Signature/Name Date of Approval
KMT   3/31/03

History & Dates

Category of Policy: Collection Management, User Services
Author(s): SJPL Youth Services Coordinator: Cheryl Hahs
Authorized by: Core Team, 3/31/03
Date Written: 8/30/02
Date Effective: 8/1/03
Date(s) of Revision(s):2/23/05