Skip to Main Content

Education: Children's Literature/Curricular Resources

Children's and Young Adult Literature

Watzek Library maintains a small collection of children's and young adult (YA) literature in support of the Graduate School of Education curriculum as well as the recreational reading interests of students, staff, and faculty.  It is located on the second floor of the building, in the gold zone room (also containing the A-D9999 call number range), situated behind the library's service desk.      

The collection is organized in the Dewey Decimal System, which is often used in school and public libraries.  Illustrated picture books (call numbers begin with the location code JUV PICTURE) are separated from YA fiction and nonfiction (call numbers begin with the location code JUV).  

There are ten main Dewey Decimal call number classes:

  • 000 Computer Science, Information, and General Works
  • 100 Philosophy and Psychology
  • 200 Religion
  • 300 Social Sciences
  • 400 Language
  • 500 Science
  • 600 Technology
  • 700 Arts and Recreation
  • 800 Literature (arranged alphabetically by the author's last name)
  • 900 History and Geography 

Children's and YA literature is searchable in the library's Primo catalog, and will include titles available to borrow from other Summit libraries.   Juvenile fiction and/or Juvenile works can be selected as a Genre filter in Primo, and Juvenile Lit. can be selected as a Location filter for materials specifically in Watzek Library's collection.   

K-12 Databases

Education Librarian

Profile Photo
Elaine Hirsch
Watzek Library 236