Fiction - Young Adult

General Comments

This collection provides leisure reading materials for junior high age patrons, offers teachers resources for classroom use, and offers a selection of materials that meet book report assignment needs. Students of children's literature can find a representation of core young adult literature. Senior high school patrons, in general, are reading in the Adult Fiction collection.

Development Plan

For this collection to serve the young adults of the community, it must provide:
  • a wide range of reading levels, from fourth grade to adult.
  • a representation of the following genres: Westerns, Science Fiction, Romance, Mystery, as well as award-winning titles.
  • a balanced collection of current popular titles and core materials.

Influencing Factors

  • patron requests are given serious consideration.
  • available space determines further collection development.
  • Soaring Eagle Award books, sponsored by the Wyoming Library Association and the Wyoming State Reading Council.
  • availability of a fully developed collection at the main library.


  • Books in poor condition are weeded.
  • Titles in a series are retained.
  • Books with low circulation are weeded.