How does the library choose books and magazines for the library’s collections?
The Eaton and Dardanup libraries have popular reading collections, with best selling authors, popular series, and informative non-fiction titles.
The librarians try to select books they know would interest library readers, and use best seller lists, critical reviews, and library journals to do so. One of the selection tools we use is Goodreads, the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations, and their mission is to help people find and share books they love. You can sign up with Goodreads for free, and have book discussions with your Goodreads friends, post your own book reviews, or keep lists of books you’d like to read.
The library will also select titles based on your recommendations; if you follow a favorite author or series, you may hear about the next new title before we do! Feel free to suggest titles to us, and we’ll decide whether to add to the collection, or borrow it from another library. You can even find the Eaton Community Library on Goodreads and recommend titles to us there.