Almost every library patron is looking for something specific, whether it's information for a research project, a certain type of media, or the work of a particular author. But what about your typical early reader, aged three to eight? They're as picky as any user group, and they're not very good at explaining what they want.
Susan Fichtelberg is a youth services librarian for the Woodbridge Public Library, Woodbridge, NJ. Bridget Dealy Volz is a children's literature consultant and an active member of the American Library Association (ALA) and Children and Libraries (CAL).