D. Kinds Of Programs Or User Needs Support

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D. Kinds of programs or user needs supported (research, instructional, recreational, general information, reference, etc.)
The library offers a weekly storytime for babies to age 5 and one after school program a month for school age children between 5 and 10 years old. A Saturday afternoon book club and one after school program a month is offered for Tweens (ages 10-12). Two after school programs a month are offered for Teens ages 12 - 18. The public library staff visit all schools within the Ellsmore community once a month during lunch time to promote library programs. A Homeschool program occurs twice a month for all school age students (K - 12) not attending traditional classes. The library hosts two game nights a month with the program …show more content…

E. General subject boundaries of the collection:
The libraries collection includes print, non-print and electronic resources for children, young adults (YA) and adults. The majority of the collection is composed of nonfiction, biographies, fiction, graphic novels, large print, mystery, picture books, science fiction, and westerns with periodicals and audio visual materials being smaller sections. The size of the Ellsmore Public Library collection consists of approximately 80,000 items starting at the preschool level through adult.
Patrons may request items for purchase by completing a form with item specific information including the title, author’s name, ISBN and date of release. The patron will be contacted regarding their request for additional details and to notify them if the purchase can be made or not.
The local schools maintain their own library collections and, while the public library works together with the school media centers to support the needs of their students, the public library does not collect or maintain textbooks.

II. General Priorities and Limitations Governing Selection
Forms of materials to be collected or excluded.
The Library will collect materials in a variety of formats divided into three main types: print (hardcover books, paperback books, large-print books, graphic novels, newspapers, magazines, etc.), non-print (CDs, DVDs, and miscellaneous objects in the Library of Things), and electronic resources (online databases,

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