Types of Books
Non-fiction: books that are about real things - animals, countries, space, etc.. They are a combination of numbers and letters (550 DOB)
Biographies: are located in 921 by the subject - Abraham Lincoln would be found in (921 LIN.)
Fiction: books are made up by the author, (FIC)
Everybody: books that everyone can enjoy, a lot of pictures and some words.(E)
Easy non-fiction: generally, easy non-fiction books for grades K-3 (E 550.2 DOD)
Beginning Chapter Books: fiction books for grades 1-3 (BC ABD)
Spanish: books that are written in Spanish, they may be everybody, fiction or non-fiction (SP E 200 ADV)
Graphic Novels: Books can be fiction or non fiction and are written in a format that is like a comic book, with pictures and word bubbles
ebooks: books that can be accessed and read on a computer, ipad, iphone or other smartphone. These are accessed going to destiny.dvusd.org , logging in and clicking on destiny discover. 1 checkout limit.
Young Adult: YA books are for 7th & 8th grade students only due to more mature content.
Every book in the LMC will have a spine label located on the book's spine, easily visible when on the shelf. It contains the book's call number. This is the book's "address." This address will identify to the reader what type of book it is and where on the shelf it belongs relative to the other books. Using a yellow shelf marker is very important to keep books shelved properly so that other students may find them.
Non-fiction books are organized using the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). This system was developed by Melvil Dewey, one the greatest librarians of all time. He used 10 numerical categories to organize books by their subject matter. This graph
of a caveman considering himself and the world around him, makes remembering the Dewey system a little easier. While the number identifies the category, the first 3 letters of the author's last name are also used for further classification.
Examples:Believe It Or Not: Space Facts
by David Baker - 501 BAKCats That Roar
by Kimberly Weinberger - E 599.75 WEI (Everybody Non-fiction)Arizona the Beautiful
by Herb McLaughlin - REF 917.91 MCL (Reference)
Fiction is organized by using the first 3 letters of the author's last name.
The Giver by Lois Lowry - FIC LOW (Fiction)
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss - E SEU(Everybody)
Junie B. Jones - BC PAR (Beginning Chapter)
All Graphic novels, Fiction and Non Fiction is organized by using GN and the call number whether it is Fic or Non-Fiction
Spanish books will be organized by using SP and the call number