Author:
Shelley Rath
Subject:
Information Science, Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Upper Primary, Middle School
Tags:
  • Call Numbers
  • Dewey Decimal System
  • Library
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs, Text/HTML

    Reading Library Call Numbers

    Reading Library Call Numbers

    Overview

    This activity was created to assist students in identifying various locations in the library by reading library call numbers. Understanding is demonstrated by investing the library organization and creation of their own riddle search with answer key utilizing Google Doc or Sheets.

    Library Riddle Scavenger Hunt

    The lesson is created for new to middle school, 6th grade students.  This Riddle Search is designed to help students read call numbers, identify and locate various sections of their new library.  This lesson will need to be remixed to fit the organization of your school library.

    It is recommended to create a call number placement key to keep track where the letters have been placed around the library.  

    Example:

                                

                                     PB

              FIC     FIC     FIC

              SAG   ZIN     AVI

     

                   

                        YA

           FIC      FIC           E

           JON    DES         HOP

     

       

          Classic

           FIC            FIC

           GRA          KON

       etc.

    Riddle Answer Sheet

     

    Why didn't the thief burgle the library?
    Because he was afraid the judge would give him a long sentence.

    How come the librarian slipped and fell in the library?
    Because she strayed into the non-friction section

    What did one book say to the other one?
    I just wanted to see if we are on the same page

    What do you do if pet starts eating your library book?
    Take the words right out of their mouth.

    Why did the vampire check out a drawing book?
    He wanted to learn how to draw blood.

    Why does an elephant use his trunk as a bookmark?
    That way he always nose where he stopped reading.

    What did the detective do when he didn't believe the librarian's story?
    He booked her!

    Where does a librarian sleep?
    Between the covers.

    What do planets like to read?
    Comet books.

    What do you get when you cross an elephant with a computer?
    A lot of memory.

    What part of a computer does an astronaut like best?
    The space bar.

    When the cold wind blows, what does a book do?
    It puts on a book jacket.

    When a librarian goes fishing, what goes on her hook?
    A bookworm, of course.

    What does the mummy do when he goes to the library?
    He gets all wrapped up in a good book.

     

                                   

     

    Work  through the PowerPoint below called Riddle Me This.

    1. Write your name on the printed riddle document or make a copy for yourself on the computer.

    2. Quietly search the library for the answer(letters) to the call number clues!

    3. See how many you can quietly get done.

    4. Turn in finished riddles to your teacher.

    5. Create your own riddle search.

    Complete the following Library Riddles.  Additional riddles can be found in the attached word document. 

    Why didn't the thief burgle the library?
    Because he was afraid the judge would give him a ……

     

     E       YA      974.8    PB            FIC     081    PB      FIC     GN      PB       Classic      FIC

    YOL   FIC      MAR    FIC          HUG    BUR   FIC    NAY   741.5   FIC      FIC          WES

             STE                 DUA                              HAR             SHA     HAR    GRA

     

     

    How come the librarian slipped and fell in the library?
    Because she strayed into the ______________ section.

     

    PB       921      974.8      FIC     998.9      GN         FIC      FIC      PB     FIC      974.8 

    FIC     EAR     MAR       ORC     BIL       741.5       KON     NAY    FIC   VOI     MAR

    HAR                                                       PET                                 PAT

     

    What did one book say to the other one?
    I just wanted to see if we are on the…

     

    PB        FIC     497       PB                      FIC     FIC       PB        FIC

    FIC      ZIN    COU      FIC                    BYA    SAG      FIC      WES

    MAC                            WEI                                          DUA  

     

     

    What do you do if pet starts eating your library book?
    Take the _____________ right out of their _____________.

     

    FIC    897    FIC      970.03    PB                              497      FIC    358     FIC       FIC.

    RIO   SNE    DEV     BLE        FIC                             COU    VOI    HIB    NAY      CHR

                                                  MAC                                                       

     

     

    Why did the vampire check out a drawing book?
    He wanted to learn how to…

     

    FIC     FIC     FIC      FIC                 FIC         E      921        YA        970.03

    MCN   DEV    ZIN      RIO               JON     YOL     EAR      FIC        BLE

                                                                                                STE

     

    Why does an elephant use his trunk as a bookmark?
    That way he always __________ where he stopped _______________.

     

    974.8    FIC    PB       FIC                 FIC    081    FIC    FIC     GN       PB      PB.

    MAR     VOI   FIC     WES                DEV   BUR   ZIN   MCN   741.5    FIC    FIC

                          MAC                                                                    PET      HAR   DUA