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Collection Development - Large Print

6. Large Print

The Large Print collection is primarily a duplication of titles already in the library in standard type. The collection consists of literature classics, popular best sellers and genre fiction, e.g. spy fiction, romance, historical fiction, Christian fiction, adventure, western, mystery, science fiction and fantasy. The majority of nonfiction books in the Large Print collection consist of biographies, travel, memoirs, self-help, medical, humor and other popular works. Large print books are seldom reprinted, so an emphasis is placed on purchasing the most desirable titles soon after publication. Staying current with series, popular works, and titles that will appeal to an older audience is important when selecting for this collection. Books are also chosen if they may be useful in special programming for seniors. Frequent visits to private homes and assisted living facilities where the majority of people are seniors, influences the purchasing patterns reflected in this collection.