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Library Scavenger Hunt

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I used this scavenger hunt with 6-8th grade students in the school library. It was a hit!

I used this scavenger hunt with 6-8th grade students in the school library. It was a hit!

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  • 1. Name: _________________________________Teacher: ______________________
    Library Scavenger Hunt
    Directions: Answer the questions below in any order.
    • Introduce yourself to one (or more) of the three library staff members. Tell her one interesting fact about yourself. Ask her to sign your sheet here. _____________________________________________
    • 2. Go to the Biography section in the library. Browse the shelves, and write down the title of one book in this area that you’d like to read. _________________________________________________________
    • 3. Go to the Fiction room. What special sections are there in this room? (*Hint: They’re all along the same wall.) _______________________________________________________________________________
    • 4. In the Fiction area, find the gold shelf marker that’s the same as the first letter of your first name. Browse this area and write down the title and author of one book that you’d like to read.
    • 5. Title: ______________________________________________________________________________
    • 6. Author: _____________________________________________________________________________
    • 7. Choose a number from 0-9. Multiply it by 100, and then browse that section of the Dewey collection. (Example: 2 X 100 = 200, so I would look at the books in the 200s.)
    • 8. What number did you choose? _______________
    • 9. What is the title of the book you chose? _____________________________________________
    • 10. What is the call number of the book you chose? ______________________________________
    • 11. Go to the Graphic Novels section of the library. Browse the shelves, and write down the title of one book that you would probably also find somewhere else in the library. (*Hint: Think about folk or fairy tales or other fiction books published in both fiction and graphic novel formats.) ____________________________________________________________________________________
    • 12. Think of your favorite animal. Then, look that animal up in one of our World Book encyclopedia sets in the encyclopedia section.
    • 13. What animal did you choose? _____________________________________________________
    • 14. What edition did you use? (*Hint: Look at the year on the spine.) _________________________
    • 15. Did you find the animal?YES or NO
    • 16. If yes, write down the volume number (on the spine) and page number. ______________________________________________________________________________