Q. What happened during the reclassification of library materials?
The library was closed for 3 days in January 2020 for a reclassification project that involved transitioning the items shelved/classified using the Dewey Decimal system into a new system in which items are classified by subject headings. It is meant to be similar to what one might find while browsing in a book store and it was ultimately done to help make nonfiction library materials easier for everyone to find. During the closure all of the adult nonfiction collections in the branches were converted. The children's collections will be transitioned over the next couple of months.
The Dewey Decimal system is considered to be somewhat outdated and it was determined that customers would better be able to understand a system based on words instead of one based on numbers. Library staff and volunteers have been trained in the proper shelving and retrieval of items using the new classification system so if you are having trouble finding materials they will be happy to help.
Please feel free to give us a call at 770-978-5154 if you have any additional questions.