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Whether young patrons are looking for information for school projects, instructions for hobbies, or fascinating leisure reading, nonfiction collections get heavy traffic, and the field of informational books for kids is more varied and vibrant than ever before. Children’s librarians excel at staying on top of their fiction collections, but it can be hard to keep up with developments in nonfiction format, prize-winning titles, and all the offerings from trade and educational publishers.
Nonfiction is a gateway to lifelong reading for many children, and young readers crave quality informational books. Join children’s librarian and author Rebecca Donnelly for a new look at nonfiction.

In this informative program, participants will learn:
• Which prize lists to keep an eye out for to easily update your nonfiction collection
• How to recommend nonfiction by format for different reading tastes
• Ways to highlight your nonfiction collection through programming
• How to evaluate nonfiction for dated content

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Original broadcast May 25, 2021 

Presenter ~ Rebecca Donnelly
Rebecca Donnelly holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. She has worked in public libraries in Florida, New Mexico, and New York since 2006, specializing in children’s services. Rebecca is also the author of several books for young readers, including the picture book Cats Are a Liquid and the Indies Introduce/Kids’ Indie Next pick How to Stage a Catastrophe.