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Lets Learn About Call Numbers

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Remember, a call number is like the books address in the library. It tells where the book lives on the library shelf.

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Our library has three kinds of books, so we have three kinds of call numbers: fiction easy fiction nonfiction

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Today were going to learn the recipe for making all three kinds of call numbers.

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A fiction call number is made up of two parts: F (for fiction) first three letters in the authors last name

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So a fiction call number for the author, Beverly Cleary would look like this: F Cle

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What would the fiction call number for the author, Matt Christopher look like? F Chr

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An easy fiction call number is made up of two parts: E (for easy fiction) first three letters in the authors last name

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So an easy fiction call number for the author, Jan Brett would look like this: E Bre

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What would the easy fiction call number for the author, Peggy Parish look like? E Par

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How do we put fiction and easy fiction call numbers in order? Think……How can we put letters in order? Thats right, fiction and easy fiction call numbers are in ABC order.

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Nonfiction call numbers are made up of two parts: Numbers (for the subject) first three letters in the authors last name

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So a nonfiction call number for a mammal book by Jane Mosley would look like this: 599 Mos

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How do we put nonfiction call numbers in order? Think...nonfiction call numbers have numbers and letters, so.. Nonfiction call numbers are put in number order first, then in ABC order.

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One kind of nonfiction book has a different recipe from the rest. biography

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What is a biography? A book about the life of a famous person. Biography call numbers have their own special recipe.

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Biography call numbers are made up of two parts. 92 (the number for biography) first three letters of the famous persons last name

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So the call number for a biography about George Washington would look like this: 92 Was

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What would the call number for a biography about Troy Aikman look like? 92 Aik

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How are biography call numbers put in order? Since all biography call numbers have a 92, they are put in ABC order.

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Lets see if you can tell what kind of book goes with each call number !!

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E Car easy fiction

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567.9 Ber nonfiction

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92 Lin biography

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E Mcd easy fiction

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F Gif fiction

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796 Bon nonfiction

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F Par fiction

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92 Edi biography

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