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Welcome to the library presentation

  1. 1. Welcome to the Perrine Elementary Media Center! Hours 9:00 am-3:30 pm Closed from 12:00-1:00 pm
  2. 2. Who works here? Mrs. Givens
  3. 3. How do I find a book? • What kind of book are you looking for? • • • • Non-fiction (real) Fiction (make believe) Biography Reference • or do you want a magazine?
  4. 4. Where are the different sections of the library? Fiction Easy Fiction Non-Fiction Biography Reference
  5. 5. Remember! Left to Right, Top to Bottom • Now, if you're having trouble finding your book on the shelf, remember this rule for how the books are shelved: left-to-right, top-to-bottom • That means you start at the left on the top shelf and move to the right until the shelf ends. Then, you go to the next shelf • beneath that and do the same, left to right, top to bottom
  6. 6. What is a call number? • A call number is the numbers and/or letters on the side binding of the book. • When searching on Destiny, the call numbers are located to the right of the • They are used to locate a book. • Books from different sections in the library can have very different looking call numbers.
  7. 7. What does a call number look like? E F F OSB 523.3 92 FOW REV
  8. 8. Non-fiction • Non-fiction books are shelved by their subject. Why? If you were looking for a book on dogs, you wouldn’t care who the author is, you would just want to read facts about dogs. • Non-fiction books are classified using the Dewey Decimal System. • Each book has a set of numbers followed by the first three letters of the author’s last name. • For example: 523.3 FOW
  9. 9. The Dewey Decimal System call numbers • The system was created by Melvin Dewey, a former librarian. • A Dewey call number always has three numbers to the left of the decimal (0001.3) • To the right of the decimal, there is no limit to the number (001.325) • The more numbers you add to the right of the decimal, the more specific the subject is. • For example, the Dewey number for the commercial processing of kidney beans is 664.805652 !! 
  10. 10. Dewey Sections • 000 General Reference/Information • 100 Philosophy • 200 Religion • 300 Social Science (government, law, education) • 400 Language • 500 Natural Science • 600 Technology • 700 Arts & Recreation • 800 Literature (poetry, plays) • 900 History/Geography
  11. 11. 500 Natural Science 510 Mathematics 520 Astronomy 530 Physics 540 Chemistry 550 Earth Science 560 Paleontology, Paleozoology • 570 Life Science • 580 Botanical Science • 590 Zoological Science • • • • • •
  12. 12. Fiction • Fiction books are shelved by the author’s last name. Why? If you wrote a children’s story and people really liked it, they would be able to find your books easier if they were shelved together by your last name. • Fiction call numbers have an F for fiction and the first 3 letters of the author’s last name. • For example: F OSB
  13. 13. Easy Fiction • Easy Fiction book call numbers have an E for Easy, and the first letter of the author’s last name. • For example: E F
  14. 14. Biography • Biographies are true stories written about someone’s life. • They have their own section in the library. • The call number of a biography has a 92 and the first 3 letters of the author’s last name. • For example: 92 REV
  15. 15. Reference • Reference books are books such as a dictionary or encyclopedia, that a person can refer to for factual information. • Reference call numbers have an R for reference, followed by numbers and/or letters. R • For example: 423 WOR
  16. 16. How to search for book using Destiny • Click on Destiny.url • Click on the Catalog tab •Type in the subject, author, or title you would like to search for
  17. 17. How to search for A.R. books on Destiny • Click on Destiny.url • Click on the Catalog tab • Choose Accelerated Reader from the Search Reading Programs drop-down menu • Place your reading range in the boxes labeled Reading Level • Press Enter
  18. 18. How to make a Booklist After you have done a search for the type of book you would like, now it is time to make a booklist. • Click on • Click on • Print Remember to only print a booklist for 4 or more titles!
  19. 19. What information do I need to search for a book? • Name of Book • Call Number • Author’s Last Name
  20. 20. Remember! You must use a Space Saver to mark your place on a shelf!
  21. 21. Happy Reading!

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