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Children's Nonfiction: Home

A quick and easy overview of Children's Services nonfiction collection, meant to answer the frequently asked question, "What is a Dewey number?"

Our Location

All children's books at the Fall River Public Library can be found in on the Library's Lower Level which is where Children's Services is located! There are three ways you and your family can get to the Children's Room.

1. You can enter the library from our main entrance on North Main Street and take stairs one flight down. 

2. You can take the elevator (press "L" for "Lower Level).

3. You can enter the library from our side entrance on Elm Street, which the Children's Room is directly to the right of.


SAILS Library Network Catalog

Fall River Public Library Website

How to Use This Guide

Welcome to Children's Services guide to the department's extensive nonfiction collection!

If you have any issues navigating this guide or have questions about specific topics feel free to contact Children's Services or "Ask a Librarian."

Good luck, and happy reading!

The Children's Room vs. Stack 1

In the children's collection alone, there are over 20,000 books to choose from! Since this number is so large, the department has two locations where its books are found, the Children's Room and Stack Level 1.

The Children's Room

The Children's Room of the Fall River Public Library is located on the Lower Level through the large wooden door. The Room is split into three distinct sections Picturebooks/board books (Grades pre-k - early grade 3), Fiction Chapter Books/Graphic Novels (Grades 3-7), and Nonfiction (All Grades). The picturebook section has a small play area for children to enjoy with a LEGO table and various toy dinosaurs, and there are chairs and tables in the nonfiction section available for children to work at or read!

Stack Level 1

Stack Level 1 is a room located right down the hall from the Children's Room that holds all children's materials that do not fit on the shelves in the main room. This is where you can find duplicates of popular titles, older books, and our extensive holiday selection! All patrons are invited to browse for books in this stack level! 

Meet the Librarian

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Emily Parker
Contact: Website

Nonfiction in Children's Services

All shelves used for Children's Nonfiction are clearly labeled by topic on the lower right hand corner!