Library adds new books, dvds to collection

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  • By Angela Woolen
  • Robins Public Affairs
Since January, more than 800 new books have been added to the shelves at the Base Library in Bldg. 905.

Supervisory librarian Kathleen Roseboom has gone through old books using a process she calls 'weeding' and culled old, damaged and out-of-date books from the collection.

"We look at the age of the book, when it was written," said library technician Judy Tucker.

Tucker was behind the counter putting labels on the spines of books to be placed back on the shelves.

Roseboom first added new books to the young adult, junior reader and easy reader categories. She also has organized and re-shelved all of the sections so the books are more organized.

In the fiction section, for example, writer Stephen King's books were in different places such as science fiction and horror. Now all of the books King has written are in one place.

"We wanted to make the inventory more user friendly," Roseboom said.

The library has also added 400 new DVDs to its collection. There are also computers and printers for use as well as free Wi-Fi.

A children's section was added as part of an effort to help children be able to find titles they will enjoy.

This summer, Roseboom hopes to hold a summer reading program called "Read and the Rhythm." If she has enough volunteers and interest, the library will hold group sessions once a week.

Books and DVDs can be accessed by active duty military members, retirees and their families, and anyone who works on base. The library is closed Sunday and Friday and is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m.  

Roseboom stressed the library is not just a place for books, but it also offers a social network for people to comfortably hang out with friends.