2How many main sections are there in this library? Basically, we have three main sections in the library that students can go to!Easy SectionNon-fiction SectionFiction
3Easy SectionEasy books are books that have lots of pictures and have easier words.Easy to read books have a call number of “E” in our library. A call number is the white tag on the spine of a book that shows us where that book is located in the library.
4Easy SectionThe Easy Section is located on the far right wall by the big windows.Easy books are shelved using the first three letters of the author’s last name-. Ex: “Polar Express” would have a call number like this:E (Easy Section)Van (Van Allsburg, Chris – author)
5FictionFiction books are books that are imaginary. Someone thought up the story and put it down on paper.Fiction books usually do not have as many pictures as Easy books.Fiction Books have a call number of “F” or “Fic” in our library.Fiction Books are shelved using the first three letters of the author’s last name. Ex: Junie B. Jones would have a call number like this:F (fiction section) Par (Park, Barbara-author)
6BiographiesBiographies are books that give us information about someone’s life.Biographies are located in the non-fiction section with a call number of 921.Biographies are located by the fiction section.Example: A biography of Martin Luther King921 (Section to look for)Kin (Kin for King..not the author, but who it is about!
7Non-FictionNon-fiction books are informational books about real things, people, places, etc. (This is also the section that has fairy tales even though they are not informational!)These books are located on the left side of the library against the walls.This section is where you would find books on how to make a model plane, learn how to paint, learn about dinosaurs, plants, bugs, planes, etc.
8More Non-Fiction Info..Non-Fiction books have a call number using numbers of the Dewey Decimal System.Example:BurWhat does the mean? This is the Dewey Decimal Number. (Mr. Dewey was the man who made up the Dewey Decimal System!)What does the “Bur” mean? That is the author’s first three letters of his last name.
9Dewey Decimal SystemThe Dewey Decimal System is arranged by numbers starting from 000 to the 900’s. (another class on this later!)Generalities (Computers, newspapers, etc.)100’s Philosophy & Psychology200’s Religion300’s Social Sciences (community, politics, etc)400’s Language500’s Natural Science & Mathematics600’s Technology (Applied Science)700’s The Arts800’s Literature (poetry, drama, speeches, etc.)900’s Geography & History
10This is what you can check out! There may be a few more, but they are not for students to check out. The other items that students can check out are books with the following types of call numbers“Fic” or “F”“E”Numbers likePB “Fic” “F” or “E”
11Now YOU know where to find books in our Media Center! That’s our lesson on “Where is Everything?”