We weren’t necessarily inspired by the KonMari tidying up method sweeping the country (you can only keep 30 books – which just won’t work for us), but we’re re-organizing a bit too!
The new Classics collection is located across from the Information Services desk just past the fiction shelves. There you will find an exhaustive array of timeless fiction representing nearly every genre, whether you are interested in re-reading an old favorite like To Kill a Mockingbird, exploring Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets, or learning more about Chicago through Stuart Dybek’s The Coast of Chicago. Although English titles might the most familiar ones on the shelf, there also is good representation of translated works from other countries, such as Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes or Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
You may have already noticed that the graphic novels collection also has a more prominent place, across from the public access computers in Information Services, with more open shelves that make browsing easy. The library’s pre-loaded Kindles meanwhile have moved slight to the opposite shelves. And in the front lobby, more space has been devoted to specially themed displays the tie into upcoming programs, holidays or other events, as well as new additions to the collection. Over the coming months you’ll see some other changes to where certain items are located, as we try to make all our materials more accessible and easier to find.