Libraries & Systems
District Library Mission
- The program focuses on enlarging and enriching the ongoing classroom instructional program.
- Materials are selected on the basis of encouraging the acquisition of knowledge and developing literary, cultural, and aesthetic appreciation and ethical standards.
- Staff members are invited to recommend additions to the collection.
- Each school maintains a collection of materials that supports the curriculum and provides for individual needs, interests, abilities, and maturity levels.
- Students may freely select resource center materials as well as receive guided selection of materials appropriate to specific, planned learning experiences.
Locating Items in the School Libraries
Dewey Decimal Classification is the most widely used method of classifying books in a library. It is named for Melvil Dewey, who developed it in 1876 (see Dewey, Melvil).
This system classifies books by dividing them into 10 main groups, each represented by figures, as in the table with this article.
Each of these 10 main classes is broken up into more specialized fields. For example, class 600-699, Technology, is subdivided into 10 special classes. Each of these divisions is further subdivided.
Call Number Example:
"Call Number" will denote the Dewey Decimal (DDC) hierarchical structure.
630 Agriculture and related technologies
636 Animal husbandry
* Works of fiction have the call number: FIC
* Works of easy-reader fiction have the call number: E
* Biographies have the call numbers: B, 92 or 920
Lexile vs Reading Levels