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Dewey Detectives
TrainingIs finding a book in the library a mystery to you? It’s easy once you’ve      gone throughDewey Detective Training!
Sections of the Library• Fiction: Books about made up stories• Non-fiction: Books about real things
Fiction Section Clues• E  – Easy  – Picture Books• F  – Fiction  – Chapter Books
Spine Labels and Secret Codes• All books have spine labels that are written  code.     F          E       398.2       PB  ...
Spine Labels and Secret Codes• We’re going to focus on the first two clues.  What do you think F ROW means?     F         ...
Spine Labels and Secret Codes             F = Fiction   F         ROW=The 1st 3 letters of the  ROW        authors last name
Spine Labels and Secret Codes• Lets try the second clue know what do you  know about E OCO?     F        E       398.2    ...
Spine Labels and Secret Codes   E          E=Easy  OCO         OCO=The 1st 3 letters of the              authors last name
Spine Labels and Secret Codes• Lets try the third clue know what do you know  about 398.2 FLA?     F        E       398.2 ...
Spine Labels and Secret Codes  398.2       398.2=Non-fiction   FLA        FLA=The 1st 3 letters of the              author...
Lets startinvestigating!
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Fiction call numbers dewey detectives

  1. 1. Dewey Detectives
  2. 2. TrainingIs finding a book in the library a mystery to you? It’s easy once you’ve gone throughDewey Detective Training!
  3. 3. Sections of the Library• Fiction: Books about made up stories• Non-fiction: Books about real things
  4. 4. Fiction Section Clues• E – Easy – Picture Books• F – Fiction – Chapter Books
  5. 5. Spine Labels and Secret Codes• All books have spine labels that are written code. F E 398.2 PB REF ROW OCO FLA JUR GUI• At first it might be confusing but you’ll learn to read the clues like a real detective!
  6. 6. Spine Labels and Secret Codes• We’re going to focus on the first two clues. What do you think F ROW means? F E 398.2 PB REF ROW OCO FLA JUR GUI
  7. 7. Spine Labels and Secret Codes F = Fiction F ROW=The 1st 3 letters of the ROW authors last name
  8. 8. Spine Labels and Secret Codes• Lets try the second clue know what do you know about E OCO? F E 398.2 PB REF ROW OCO FLA JUR GUI
  9. 9. Spine Labels and Secret Codes E E=Easy OCO OCO=The 1st 3 letters of the authors last name
  10. 10. Spine Labels and Secret Codes• Lets try the third clue know what do you know about 398.2 FLA? F E 398.2 PB REF ROW OCO FLA JUR GUI
  11. 11. Spine Labels and Secret Codes 398.2 398.2=Non-fiction FLA FLA=The 1st 3 letters of the authors last name
  12. 12. Lets startinvestigating!

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