New Tags Help Readers Find Books More Easily


TUSCOLA — Ever get lost in the tens of thousands of books at your local library? If so, you’re not alone. A New tagging system being rolled out at libraries around the country, including Tuscola Public Library, aims to make finding what you want to read easier.

“For years we used Dewey Decimal,” says Devin Black, library director. “But not everyone understands how that works. These easy-to-read tags say very plainly what subject matter the book covers.”

Similar tags have been used on fiction books in the past, but this is the first time they have been used on non-fiction. Black emphasizes that when you’re browsing the shelves, the key is to find what you are look for, but then look around at the books next to them. You might find other books of interest!

The library will hold a special Halloween party coming up on October 24th at 5:00pm, which will be held in the more roomy environs of the Tuscola Community Center. Costumes are encouraged and everyone can take part in crafts and enjoy free food!

For more information, visit the library’s web site:

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