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Call Numbers in the Library

adapted from elementarylibrarian
by

Christina Burke

on 19 October 2012

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Transcript of Call Numbers in the Library

Call Numbers in the Library What are call numbers? A Call Number is like the book's address
- it's where the book lives. Think of the library as a school bus and the books as students who need to be picked up. If the bus driver doesn’t have any addresses, how will he or she find the students?
What would happen
if we put the books just anywhere on the shelves? You can think of the library in the same way. THE SECTIONS OF OUR LIBRARY Easy These are picture books for everyone to check out. Call numbers begin with E, followed by the 1st three letters of the author’s last name. Examples: E
ARN E
PAL E
SHA THE SECTIONS OF OUR LIBRARY Fiction These are chapter books

Call numbers begin with F, followed by the 1st three letters of the author's last name. Examples: F
KIN F
ROW F
SNI THE SECTIONS OF OUR LIBRARY Nonfiction These books are organized by the Dewey Decimal System. Call numbers range from 000 to 999, followed by the 1st three letters of the author’s last name. Examples: 398.2
KEL 599.7
STA 796.3
WIL Why is it important to keep library books
in order? DISCUSS WITH YOUR TABLE: Why is it so important to use shelf markers?

Is it OK to put books on just any shelf in the library?

How can call numbers help me find books in the library?

Why can't I find books I'm looking for sometimes?
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