The Harsh Juvenile Collection is Forsyth Library’s anthology of children's literature. It is arranged in the Dewey Decimal classification system. This collection is primarily used by the children and young adult literature classes at the University.
The collected works of juvenile books are named the Harsh Juvenile Collection after Donna Harsh, retired education professor from Fort Hays State University. Ms. Harsh donated a special children’s literature collection to Forsyth Library. And because of her generous gift, the library dedicated, and named, Forsyth Library Room 015 the Harsh Room.
How are Children's Books organized in Forsyth Library?
The Harsh Collection uses the Dewey Decimal System. Items are organized by subject, starting with broad topic areas and getting more specific, so like items will usually be shelved together.
This can be helpful when you want to browse topics, but always check the online catalog to direct you to a specific item.
Each call number in this collection begins with a J, to indicate it is part of the Juvenile Collection. It is then followed by a call number.
The collection is organized by subject, indicated by the first number.