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Our non-Dewey catalog system

Why did we decide to go non-Dewey?

How many library patrons know the Dewey system?

Is the Dewey decimal system user friendly?

What do those numbers mean?

How many feet do you walk before you forget the call number?

The Dewey decimal system is 136 years old.  We thought it was time for something new in our renovated building!

We wanted a system that was user friendly, easy to use with logical subjects and topics

We divided our collection into different Topic areas and color coded them:

Body & Soul is lavender and includes beauty, health, religion, philosophy, psychology and self-help

Home is pink and contains cooking, entertaining, crafts, gardening, decorating and more

Arts & Literature has art, architecture, music, movies, drama, poetry, essays, criticism and more

Travel is yellow

Sports & Recreation are dark green and includes sports, games, trivia and more

Science, Nature and Technology is orange and includes animals, pets, environment, computers, transportation and more

Business & Education is light blue and includes business, job hunting, law, real estate, college directories, test-prep and more

Political & Social Science is dark blue and includes politics, government, civil rights, true crime and much more

Biography & History is red

Updated 11/7/2019 Susan Meeske, Old Tappan Free Public Library