Thursday, September 7, 2017

Hurricane display 2017

We've had a lot of requests this week for books about hurricanes - mostly from parents who'd like to explain what's going on in the news to their children. So, I decided to put together a hurricane display. To be totally honest, it initially felt a bit... macabre? But, people have been asking, so following Ranganathan's Fourth Law: Save the Time of the Reader, I put together some titles. And the feedback has been really nice, people appreciate it. 

Our top two shelves feature, of course, books on hurricanes and extreme weather.

Keywords:
Hurricanes/Floods/Weather/Disasters

Dewey Call Numbers:
551.52

On the bottom shelf, I thought of the wisdom of Mr. Rogers who would say, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers!"



Keywords:
Coast Guard/Rescue/Emergency/Police/Fire fighters/Paramedics

Dewey Call Numbers:
362.18, 363.286, 363.34, 628.9, 629.133, 629.225

I remember when I was in Austin, TX, during Hurricane Katrina, we offered free library cards for evacuees. Having access to library computers was a lifeline for many during that time.

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