S: Lost in the Library by Kelly Puglisi
BC: Look for me in the library! I love to hide and watch you as you come each day!
FC: Lost in the Library by Kelly Puglisi
1: My name is Oreo. I am a hamster and I escaped from a first grade classroom about six months ago.
2: All of the kids still wonder where I am. Little do they know, they come to my new home almost every day! You see, I discovered the library and have made my new home there!
3: This is a fabulous place! There is so much to do, especially since I love to read. I spend hours each day reading new books and discovering new treasures.
4: Boy, do these librarians love to snack. There is a whole work room full of yummy things for me to eat. I was so sick of hamster food!
5: At first it was a little confusing to find my way around. Come with me now and I'll show you some secrets to how things are organized in the library. Soon you'll be able to find anything!
6: The secret to success in the library is a computer,and the online catalog Destiny. Mrs. Puglisi and Mrs. Simmons your librarians, are also always willing to help you! I think they are so nice!
7: First let's get one thing straight... If you can remember this you will be on your way to finding any book in the library! FICTION=fake, or a made up story. In our library these books are kept in the middle and are put away by an author's last name. NON-FICTION=not fake, or real. These books are about real life events or places. In our library these books are kept on the outside wall shelves and are put away by a number (called the Dewey Decimal system)
8: Let's start with trying to find a fiction book. Go to Destiny Quest and type in Junie B. Jones at the top under "find" and then hit "Go". All of the Junie B. Jones books that the library has will be shown. Find the book you want to read and look at the authors name. You can also search by author's last name if you know it. Now go find the book on the shelf. All fiction books are shelved alphabetically by the author's last name.
9: Were you successful? Congratulations! All fiction books can be found the same way. Easy isn't it?
10: Let's talk about non-fiction books now. This is a little more complicated, but easy using the Destiny catalog. Now, there are ten main categories in the Dewey Decimal System. Don't worry, you don't have to memorize them, and the library has little white tags to help you locate non-fiction books. 000 Computer Science, information & general works 100 Philosophy & Psychology 200 Religion 300 Social Sciences 400 Language 500 Science 600 Technology 700 Arts & Recreation 800 Literature 900 History & Geography
11: Let's say you have to do a project about the United States....use the Destiny online catalog and type in "United States" and then "Go"
12: The Dewey Decimal number you see under each title will send you on your way to finding the book! Write down the number for The United States (973 SPE). Use the pencils and sticky notes near the computers. Now go look for the book! Try it on your own and if you need help please ask Mrs. P or Miss Melanie!
13: Congratulations! You are now an expert on how to locate books in the library! I look forward to seeing you often. SSSHHHHHH! Please don't tell anyone I am living here!
14: This digital storybook is designed to help elementary school students locate books in a school media center using the Destiny Library Management Program. Works Cited under Fair Use for Educational Purposes: Destiny Library Manager from Follett If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park The United States by Kremena Spengler