Magazines - Children

General Comments

This collection contains materials to support the recreational, informational, and educational needs of children through grade six. The collection focus is on current popular magazines.

Development Plan

The magazines are evaluated annually for popularity and use. The primary objective is to keep the collection current to satisfy children's needs and interests. Consideration may be given to cancellation of more marginal, little-used titles to make room for titles which would add more depth to the collection. Magazines are collected in English, though Spanish titles may be added as changes in our population warrant.

Influencing Factors

Purchases and buying patterns are determined in large part by:
  • topics of interest to children.
  • reading level.
  • availability of new titles.
  • budget constraints.
  • circulation statistics.
  • patron requests.
  • shelf space.


  • Back issues of some titles are kept for varying lengths of time depending upon indexing and department needs.
  • No attempt is made to replace lost or damaged magazines.
  • Usage is continually evaluated and titles not used are weeded so that new magazines can be acquired.