Who doesn’t like fairy tales? Thanks to Disney, most children know at least one or two fairy tales! Disney often begins with a traditional story and edits it to tell a different version. The same can be said about children’s fairy tale books. Many authors have chosen to rewrite fairy tales in their own unique and creative way. These retellings are often referred to as “fractured fairy tales”. Whether it’s Cinderella, Thumbelina, or Rapunzel, we have many versions you will enjoy sharing with your favorite children!
Cinderella is probably the most popular retelling with so many different versions.
In the last few weeks, changes have been made to the Aurora Branch’s collection. For quite some time, we’ve had issues with crowded shelves. This creates issues when you search for your next great read. No one wants to grab one book from the shelf, only for two or three to come out with it. Now, you don’t have to worry about the crowded shelves! We’ve rearranged many areas in the library to make it more user-friendly for everyone. Most of the changes have taken effect on the upper level.
Instead of now beginning our upstairs nonfiction collection at 590, we now begin our upstairs nonfiction at 600, located in the main room where our biography collection was housed near the top of the stairs. The nonfiction on the upper level wraps around the shelves until reaching the “New Book” area and then continues into the West Wing until it ends. This change was to simplify the nonfiction collection.
Teens have been moved to a whole new area. They are no longer in the East Wing near the elevator. They’ve been moved to the West Wing behind the magazine section. This is to give teens a more private area. We have more changes in store for the teen area that will hopefully be taking effect in the coming months.
The adult fiction collection has grown. There will be more space on the shelves for new books and the shelves will be less crowded. (James Patterson, we’re looking at you!)
Basically, all these changes create more space on the shelves for more books, reduce overcrowded areas, and make the collection more user-friendly. While it will take some time getting used to the new locations of your favorite authors, eventually, it’ll be as if they’ve been there this whole time!
If you are having trouble locating an item, please seek assistance at the desk!
“Never go into the deep parts of the forest, for there are many dangers there, and they will ensnare your soul.”
Sounds like great advice to me! Robert Beatty is the author is the Serafina series of books for ages 10 and up. The series takes place on the Biltmore Estate outside of Asheville, North Carolina and features the daughter of the estate’s caretaker. Living in the Biltmore’s basement, Serafina has seen a man in a black cloak roaming the corridors at night. As children from the estate begin to disappear, Serafina teams up with one of the Vanderbilt children to investigate and discovers a legacy of magic in the nearby forest.
Serafina and the Black Cloak, the first book in the series spent weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list and is now being used in classrooms across the country. All of the books in the series provide a historical setting as well as plenty of spooky chills.