Let’s TalkAbout Books!
For example, the outside part of  a book is called the COVER.                 It protects the                 book’s insid...
The FRONT COVER also hasimportant information on it.
The FRONT COVER hasimportant information on it.                       Like the                       TITLE of the         ...
The FRONT COVER hasimportant information on it.                       Like the                       TITLE of the         ...
As well as the ILLUSTRATOR; theperson who drew the pictures inthe book.
Another important part of a    book is the SPINE.
A book’s SPINE works the same wayyour spine does.     It holds the book together.
The SPINE of a book also has important          information on it!
Like the TITLE of the book!
And the name of the AUTHOR!
And if it’s a library book, the SPINE willhave a special label on it with aCALL NUMBER!
A CALL NUMBER is the address of the book. It tells you exactly where the      book lives on the shelf!
Just like your address tells someoneexactly where you live on your street.                   =                            ...
Let’s learn how to read a book’s CALL NUMBER.
Knowing how to read a book’s CALLNUMBER is important because FICTIONBOOKS and NON-FICTION BOOKS have  different kinds of C...
And FICTION BOOKS and NON-FICTIONBOOKS live in different parts of our library!4 DIFFERENT FICTION SECTIONS     Freestandin...
The first part of a book’s CALL   NUMBER tells you if the book is aFICTION book, or if it lives in the NON-    FICTION sec...
If the CALL NUMBER starts with aLETTER, then the book lives in one of         our FICTION sections.       E        328.5  ...
If the CALL NUMBER starts witha NUMBER, then the book lives  in the NON-FICTION section. E           328.5             328...
Now you know, just from looking atthe FIRST PART of the CALL NUMBER  what general area of the library          the book li...
E           328.5          F   DIA           DIA          DIA                              DIANow let’s look at the second...
E           328.5          F   DIA           DIA          DIA                              DIAThe second part of a CALL NU...
E            328.5          F  DIA            DIA          DIA                              DIAIn this example, all three ...
E    E           328.5         F                              F   DIA          DIA          DIA   But two are FICTION BOOK...
E          328.5              328.5        F DIA          DIA         DIAAnd one is a NON-FICTION book.(The CALL NUMBER st...
Why are the LAST 3 LETTERS ofthe AUTHOR’S LAST NAME important?   E                    328.5  DIA                     DIA  ...
FICTION BOOKS are filed on the shelvesALPHABETICALLY by the Author’s Last name. FDIA                    F    F     F      ...
NON-FICTION BOOKS work the same  way, except that they are filed      NUMBERICALLY FIRST.             This book will be in...
All books with the same exact number willbe further organized ALPHABETICALLY by       the AUTHOR’s LAST NAME. 328.5 DIA   ...
You can find ANY book in the library    by using its CALL NUMBER.
If you don’t know a book’s CALLNUMBER, you can find it by looking the book up on the Library’s computers.     Glenoaks Ele...
Say you want to read Artemis Fowl  but you don’t know the author’sname or what the CALL NUMBER is.
Type the book’s TITLE into thecomputer’s search box and click       the TITLE button.     Artemis Fowl                    ...
The computer will show you if ourlibrary has a copy of Artemis Fowl.
Just below the book’s TITLE, you will      find the CALL NUMBER.
The first part of the CALL NUMBER     starts with the letter “F”.  F      Remember: FICTION BOOKS       have CALL NUMBERS ...
Artemis Fowl is a FICTION book           for older students. We know this because the CALLNUMBER has an ”F” in it. The “F”...
If you can’t remember where Fiction  books for older students are located,there are signs to help you find your way.Signs ...
We now know the general areaof the library where we can find     the book Artemis Fowl.                 But how do we     ...
We go back to the book’s CALL NUMBER!  REMEMBER: the second part of the   CALL NUMBER stands for what?
The second part of a CALL NUMBER is usually the first three letters of the       AUTHOR’S LAST NAME.         “COL” = COLFE...
Artemis Fowl will be in the “C” sectionwith authors who also have last names     that start with the letter “C.”
The letter signs and the shelf labelscan help you find the right section!Letter Signs in Fiction Section   Labels on edges...
Once you find the “C” section inFICTION, look for the book with the     matching CALL NUMBER.   HINT: The CALL NUMBERS wil...
Look carefully! There are many books in our library whose author’slast names start with the letters COL.
Those books will all have the same EXACT call number!
Since FICTION BOOKS are filed  ALPHABETICALLY by the author’s last name, books by Eoin Colfer will come BEFORE booksby Suz...
Here it is!  You found Artemis Fowl by using thecomputer and the book’s CALL NUMBER!
Please make sure that when youput a book back on the shelf, theSPINE of the book is facing you!
So you can see….The CALLNUMBER
So you can see….                              TITLE                              of the                              bookT...
So you can see….And thename of                         TITLEthe                             of theAUTHOR.                 ...
Now you know a little bit aboutbooks and their CALL NUMBERS.See if you can find a book today using a book’s CALL NUMBER.
THE END
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    1. 1. Let’s TalkAbout Books!
    2. 2. For example, the outside part of a book is called the COVER. It protects the book’s inside parts.
    3. 3. The FRONT COVER also hasimportant information on it.
    4. 4. The FRONT COVER hasimportant information on it. Like the TITLE of the book.
    5. 5. The FRONT COVER hasimportant information on it. Like the TITLE of the book. And the name of the book’s AUTHOR.
    6. 6. As well as the ILLUSTRATOR; theperson who drew the pictures inthe book.
    7. 7. Another important part of a book is the SPINE.
    8. 8. A book’s SPINE works the same wayyour spine does. It holds the book together.
    9. 9. The SPINE of a book also has important information on it!
    10. 10. Like the TITLE of the book!
    11. 11. And the name of the AUTHOR!
    12. 12. And if it’s a library book, the SPINE willhave a special label on it with aCALL NUMBER!
    13. 13. A CALL NUMBER is the address of the book. It tells you exactly where the book lives on the shelf!
    14. 14. Just like your address tells someoneexactly where you live on your street. = 235
    15. 15. Let’s learn how to read a book’s CALL NUMBER.
    16. 16. Knowing how to read a book’s CALLNUMBER is important because FICTIONBOOKS and NON-FICTION BOOKS have different kinds of CALL NUMBERS!
    17. 17. And FICTION BOOKS and NON-FICTIONBOOKS live in different parts of our library!4 DIFFERENT FICTION SECTIONS Freestanding Book Cases in theBook Cases All Along the Walls Middle of the Room
    18. 18. The first part of a book’s CALL NUMBER tells you if the book is aFICTION book, or if it lives in the NON- FICTION section of the library. 328.5 F E DIA DIA DIA
    19. 19. If the CALL NUMBER starts with aLETTER, then the book lives in one of our FICTION sections. E 328.5 F DIA DIA DIA EASY FICTION FICTION BOOK BOOK (F= FICTION (E = EASY) FOR OLDER STUDENTS)
    20. 20. If the CALL NUMBER starts witha NUMBER, then the book lives in the NON-FICTION section. E 328.5 328.5 F DIA DIA DIA NON- FICTION BOOK
    21. 21. Now you know, just from looking atthe FIRST PART of the CALL NUMBER what general area of the library the book lives in. F E 328.5 328.5 E F DIA DIA DIAEASY FICTION NON-FICTION FICTION SECTION SECTION SECTION
    22. 22. E 328.5 F DIA DIA DIA DIANow let’s look at the second part of a CALL NUMBER.
    23. 23. E 328.5 F DIA DIA DIA DIAThe second part of a CALL NUMBERusually tells you the FIRST 3 LETTERS of the AUTHOR’S last name.
    24. 24. E 328.5 F DIA DIA DIA DIAIn this example, all three of these CALL NUMBERS show that theAuthor’s Last Name starts with the letters “DIA.”
    25. 25. E E 328.5 F F DIA DIA DIA But two are FICTION BOOKS…(Rememer, we know this because the CALL NUMBER starts with a letter!)
    26. 26. E 328.5 328.5 F DIA DIA DIAAnd one is a NON-FICTION book.(The CALL NUMBER starts with a number!)
    27. 27. Why are the LAST 3 LETTERS ofthe AUTHOR’S LAST NAME important? E 328.5 DIA DIA DIA F DIA DIA
    28. 28. FICTION BOOKS are filed on the shelvesALPHABETICALLY by the Author’s Last name. FDIA F F F DAP DAS F DEA DE F F M DER F DIA DIM F DIM
    29. 29. NON-FICTION BOOKS work the same way, except that they are filed NUMBERICALLY FIRST. This book will be in the 300’s area of the 328.5 328.5 NON-FICTION SECTION, numerically filed from the smallest number to the greatest number. DIA 327.8 328 328.2 328.5 328.5 328.5 329
    30. 30. All books with the same exact number willbe further organized ALPHABETICALLY by the AUTHOR’s LAST NAME. 328.5 DIA 328.5 DIA 328.5 DUP 328.5 329 FRI AME
    31. 31. You can find ANY book in the library by using its CALL NUMBER.
    32. 32. If you don’t know a book’s CALLNUMBER, you can find it by looking the book up on the Library’s computers. Glenoaks Elementary School Home Catalog Glenoaks Elementary
    33. 33. Say you want to read Artemis Fowl but you don’t know the author’sname or what the CALL NUMBER is.
    34. 34. Type the book’s TITLE into thecomputer’s search box and click the TITLE button. Artemis Fowl Glenoaks Elementary
    35. 35. The computer will show you if ourlibrary has a copy of Artemis Fowl.
    36. 36. Just below the book’s TITLE, you will find the CALL NUMBER.
    37. 37. The first part of the CALL NUMBER starts with the letter “F”. F Remember: FICTION BOOKS have CALL NUMBERS that start with a letter.
    38. 38. Artemis Fowl is a FICTION book for older students. We know this because the CALLNUMBER has an ”F” in it. The “F” stands for “Fiction.”
    39. 39. If you can’t remember where Fiction books for older students are located,there are signs to help you find your way.Signs on top ofbookcasesSigns on both wallsabove the Fictionbookcases
    40. 40. We now know the general areaof the library where we can find the book Artemis Fowl. But how do we know EXACTLY where it lives?
    41. 41. We go back to the book’s CALL NUMBER! REMEMBER: the second part of the CALL NUMBER stands for what?
    42. 42. The second part of a CALL NUMBER is usually the first three letters of the AUTHOR’S LAST NAME. “COL” = COLFER (Author Eoin Colfer’s last name)
    43. 43. Artemis Fowl will be in the “C” sectionwith authors who also have last names that start with the letter “C.”
    44. 44. The letter signs and the shelf labelscan help you find the right section!Letter Signs in Fiction Section Labels on edges of book shelves
    45. 45. Once you find the “C” section inFICTION, look for the book with the matching CALL NUMBER. HINT: The CALL NUMBERS will be in ALPHABETICAL ORDER!
    46. 46. Look carefully! There are many books in our library whose author’slast names start with the letters COL.
    47. 47. Those books will all have the same EXACT call number!
    48. 48. Since FICTION BOOKS are filed ALPHABETICALLY by the author’s last name, books by Eoin Colfer will come BEFORE booksby Suzanne Collins, Tim Collins & Carlo Collodi.
    49. 49. Here it is! You found Artemis Fowl by using thecomputer and the book’s CALL NUMBER!
    50. 50. Please make sure that when youput a book back on the shelf, theSPINE of the book is facing you!
    51. 51. So you can see….The CALLNUMBER
    52. 52. So you can see…. TITLE of the bookThe CALLNUMBER
    53. 53. So you can see….And thename of TITLEthe of theAUTHOR. book The CALL NUMBER
    54. 54. Now you know a little bit aboutbooks and their CALL NUMBERS.See if you can find a book today using a book’s CALL NUMBER.
    55. 55. THE END
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