Monthly Archives: October 2015

Grade 3 hunts for books

How do you find the books you want in the library?

Grade 3 practiced.  First we talked about how to find a call number on a book …


We then talked about how call numbers have clues – the kids told Ms. Choan that FIC means a book is in the Fiction section of the library.  E FIC means it’s in Early Fiction.  PB means you have to look in Picture Books.  There are more clues, they said. Look in a C box or on a C shelf if the author’s last name starts with C.


Students went hunting, using various call numbers on index cards.

Hunting for Picture Books
Hunting for Picture Books
Hunting for Early Fiction
Finding Fiction
Finding Fiction








Once partners found books using sample call numbers, they started hunting for the books they wanted on Destiny, our online catalog.  They copied the call numbers from the online record, and tracked down the books they wanted.

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A good deal of checking out ensued.

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