Many of you have been waiting patiently as we switch our music CDs from a Dewey decimal number shelving system to an alphabetical shelving system. I’m happy to tell you that we’re almost finished making the changes in the children’s department. Here’s a list of the new, alphabetical categories and what you can expect to find in each:
Activity: songs you can move to (such as Hap Palmer or Jim Gill)
Americana: songs about America, traditional patriotic songs, and regional American music
Blues: blues music for children
Christian: traditional hymns, Sunday School songs, etc.
Classical: classical music for children including Baby Einstein, Beethoven Lives Upstairs, opera for children, introductions to the orchestra, etc.
Country: country, western, and cowboy music for children
Dance: folk dancing and other dance music
Education: school skills, memorization aids, Speechercise, Sing ‘n’ Sign
Folk: traditional songs and songs to sing around the campfire
French: French language songs
Greek: Greek language materials
Holiday: Christmas, Easter, General, Halloween, and Kwanzaa
Jazz: jazz music for children
Jewish: klezmer, Jewish holidays, and songs about Jewish topics
Karaoke: karaoke songs for children
Movies: soundtracks and songs from movies
Musicals: musicals and showtunes for children
Muslim: songs about Muslim topics
New Age: New Age style music for children
Nursery Rhymes: Mother Goose and other traditional rhymes
Pop: Selena Gomez, Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice, etc.
Radio: Radio Disney and radio shows
Ragtime: ragtime music for children
Rap: rap music for children
Reggae: reggae music for children
Relaxing: sounds, stories, or music for reflection, calming, or relaxation
Rock: Kidz Bop, classic rock music for children, etc.
Songs: children’s songs (most of our collection) including performers like Raffi, Laurie Berkner, etc.
Soul: soul music for children
Spanish: Spanish language songs and stories
TV Shows: music from children’s television shows
World: music from around the world or from specific countries
If you have any questions, please ask a librarian!