Sound Recordings (Music)

General Comments

This collection consists of CDs covering a wide variety of music. Children's folk songs and dances are perennial favorites, along with certain established children's performers. Disney titles and Sesame Street sing-alongs are very popular. The audience for this collection is the pre-school through sixth grade child.

Development Plan

The primary goal of this collection is to provide music and miscellaneous recordings that meet the educational and recreational needs of the young patron. In order to meet these needs, the Library:
  • strives to provide a broad range of titles to meet the likes and tastes of young patrons.
  • strives to use dependable distributors to ensure replacement opportunities.
  • evaluates patron requests either through reviews, or knowledge and popularity of the artist or title. Patron requests are given serious consideration and added to the collection as warranted and as budget allows.
  • purchases multiple copies in both formats of popular titles when patron demand warrants and as budget allows.

Influencing Factors

Purchases and buying patterns are determined in large part by:
  • new works.
  • budget constraints.
  • circulation statistics.
  • patron requests.
  • shelf space.
  • visual appeal.


  • Informal weeding takes place continuously as materials are checked as they are circulated and/or shelved.
  • Circulation statistics continue to be the principle deciding factor in the replacement or withdrawal of a title from the collection.
  • As this collection continues to expand, shelf space, as well as circulation counts and new technology, will be factors to consider in the weeding process.