2What is Adopt-A-Shelf?A way for you to take responsibility in your school libraryA way for you to earn credit to shop at the book fairA way for you to discover and share books you might have never noticed before
3Who can participate? 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students You are not required to participate, but it is strongly encouraged
4How Adopt-A-Shelf Works You will choose a shelf to adopt in the section assigned by Mrs. SamsThe shelf will be labeled with your nameYou will maintain that shelf on checkout days, or at other times when you have permission
5How do I maintain my shelf? Make sure all books are pulled to the front evenly, all spines are facing out, and all call numbers are at the bottomCheck the reshelving carts for books that belong on your shelf and properly shelve themNeatly display recommended books on your shelf for other students in the school
6When can I maintain my shelf? Before school starts with a library passOn checkout daysOn class days, if time allows
7Shelf of the Week AwardEach week, Mrs. Sams will choose one shelf from each section to be Shelf of the WeekThose shelf adopters will receive a Book Fair Buck!
8How can I win? Keep your shelf neat Make sure all books on your shelf belong thereIf not, return them to the proper shelf or place them in the book dropRegularly check the reshelving carts for books that live on your shelf and put them away neatly
9Adopt-A-Shelf RulesShelves may only be maintained at appropriate times.Before school with a passDuring checkoutDuring library class with permissionMaintain your shelf and your shelf only.Do not purposely make a mess on someone else’s shelf.If you are caught doing this, your shelf will automatically be disqualified that week and you will lose any Book Fair Bucks previously earned.
10Adopt-A-Shelf Rules4. Make sure all books are standing up tall (unless they will not fit on the shelf – then put them spine up, call number out). 5. Make sure all call number stickers are at the bottom. 6. Make sure all books are pulled to the front evenly. 7. Check each book to make sure it belongs on your shelf. If not, put it where it belongs or place it in the book drop if you’re not sure.
11Easy Shelves – 3rd GradeBooks are shelved according to the first letter of the author’s last nameMost shelves only have one letterThe E stands for Easy. This tells me the book belongs in the Easy section.The W is the first letter of the author’s last name. This tells me the book belongs on the W shelf.
12Easy Shelf Quiz Which shelf would win Shelf of the Week? Neat shelf! All books pulled to front, all on the correct shelf!Messy shelf! Books upside down and thrown on top of the other books.
13Chapter Book Shelves – 4th Grade Books are shelved according to the first letter of the author’s last name (except some series)Some stickers have the first 3 letters of the author’s last name, but we shelve only according to the first letter at this timeBook series have a pink dot and are shelved separatelyThe letters FIC tell us these are chapter books.Even though these might seem different, they can be shelved side by side in this library. Ignore all letters except for the first one.
14Chapter Book Shelf Quiz What’s wrong with this shelf? Book needs repairBooks past bookendBooks leaning overSpine facing inSpine facing inBook thrown on shelfPink dots belong with series booksBook lying down
15Nonfiction Shelves – 5th Grade The book’s Dewey Decimal number. This tells us which shelf it belongs on.The hardest job – but you can do it!Books are shelved according to the call number, in number order.Stickers will also have the first 3 letters of the author’s last name, but we shelve only according to the numberThe last 3 letters of the author’s last name. We ignore these when shelving in our library.
16Nonfiction Shelf Quiz What’s wrong with this shelf? Trick question! There’s nothing wrong with this shelf!
17What else do I need to know? Mrs. Sams will keep a record of the best shelves each week.The 3 people with the most weekly shelf awards will receive 10 extra Book Fair Bucks!You can spend your Book Fair Bucks on any book fair item! If you have 3 Book Fair Bucks, you would get $3 off your total.