By Judy Woodward

The reference librarians at the Roseville Library receive dozens of questions from the public each month. Here are couple of interesting queries we received recently:

Q. Do you have children’s books in other languages — particularly Spanish?

A. There is a World Language section for children’s books at all of our branches where you will be able to find Spanish language books. The selection ranges from picture books to chapter books, so you should be able to find the reading level you want.

Our children’s librarians can help you locate the books that are right for your child. Although we offer children’s materials in many languages, we probably have more items in Spanish than in any other foreign language.

Q. How do I suggest a title for your Book Club in a Bag option? I would like to see more non-fiction selections available.

A. At the library we want to help your reading group. Our Book Club in a Bag zipper bags contain 10 copies of popular titles, as well as a resource notebook with discussion guides, author information, bookmarks, suggested reading lists, web resources and more. It’s everything you need for a great book discussion!

As you noted we carry non-fiction titles, and we’re always happy to hear your suggestions for additions to the collection. To suggest a title for the library to purchase for Book Club in a Bag, go to this link:

Using Book Club in a Bag is easy. Simply request the bag for the title you want, and you will be notified when it is available for pickup. One group member checks out the bag using a valid library card; this person is responsible for all of the materials in the bag. Currently, there are more than 180 titles available for adults, teens and children, including fiction, nonfiction and mystery titles.

Judy Woodward, who lives in St. Anthony Park, is a reference librarian at the Roseville Library, 2180 N. Hamline Ave. The library’s general phone number is 651-724-6001.

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