The 500s section in the library has all sorts of cool books about math and science. Here's a breakdown of what you'll find:
500 - Natural Sciences
510 - Mathematics
520 - Astronomy
530 - Physics
540 - Chemistry
550 - Earth Sciences & Geology
560 - Fossils & Prehistoric Life
570 - Life Sciences; Biology
580 - Plants (Botany)
590 - Animals (Zoology)
So the next time you're wondering where all of the dinosaur books are,Â take a look in the 560 section (Fossils & Prehistoric Life). Or, if you really likeÂ monkeys you might want to look in the 590s. You won't find pets in the 500s section though. Wondering why? Check back next month to find out the answer! Meanwhile, you'll find me in the 510s, checking out the math books!
Did you know September 7 is National Grandparents Day?Â Â It's the perfect time to tell that special grandma or grandpa in your life how much you love them.Â Of course, any day is a great day to do that!
The library hasÂ all kinds ofÂ books about grandparents.Â Maybe on Grandparents Day you and your grandparent could share a good book together.Â Here are just a few suggestions:
The Grandpa Book by Todd Parr
The Grandma Book by Todd Parr
Grandparents Are the Greatest Because-- by Adele Aron Greenspun
Lucky Pennies and Hot Chocolate by Carol Diggory Shields
Hooray for Grandparent's Day by Nancy L. Carlson
My Grandma - Mi Abuelita by Ginger Foglesong Guy
Grandparents Song by Sheila Hamanaka
What Cried Granny! by Kate Lum
Gus and Grandpa books by Claudia MillsÂ
There are many other great books featuring grandmas and grandpas at the library, including chapter books, nonfiction books, and even poetry.Â Stop by the library, and we'll be glad to help you find that perfect book.
The 400s are where you willÂ find books about languages. This is where you'll find dictionaries, thesauri andÂ books aboutÂ parts of speech.Â If you've forgotten what a noun is youÂ might pick up A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What is a Noun. Can't decide whether to use a comma or a semi-colon? Try The Perfect Pop-Up PunctuationÂ Book.
This is also the section for you if you want to learn a foreign language. You'll find books to teach you Sign Language, Spanish, Italian, French and many others. There are even books aboutÂ hieroglyphs!
Explore the world of languages the next time you stop by the library!
The 300s sectionÂ in the Dewey Decimal System includes many different topics, all under the general subject of Social Sciences. Here is a breakdown of what you will find:
300 - Social Issues (Immigration, Bullies, Divorce, Families)
310 - General Statistics
320 - Goverment (Citizenship, Elections, Congress)
330 - Economics (Careers, Money)
340 - Law (Constitution, Famous Trials)
350 - Military Equipment
360 - Social Services (Police, Firefighters, Recycling)
370 - Education (History of Schools, Homework Help)
380 - Commerce, Communications, Transport (Airports, Mail Carriers, Truck Drivers)
390 - Customs, Etiquette, Folklore (Cultures, Holidays, Fairy Tales)
That's a lot of information in one section isn't it! Everything from
Coming to America: The Story of ImmigrationÂ (J 304.8)Â to
Â Cinderella's DressÂ (J 398.2).Â Take a look at the 300s the next time you stop by the library. With this kind of variety you're bound to find something you like!
"Einstein said that time is like a river, it flows in bends. If we could only step back around the turns, we could travel in either direction. I'm sure it's possible. When I die, I'm going right back to the 1830s. I'm not even afraid of dying. I think it must be quite exciting." - Tasha TudorTasha Tudor, award winning author and illustrator, died Wednesday, June 18th. Her illustrations have been used in nearly 100 books, including such classics as The Secret Garden, A Little Princess and The Night Before Christmas. Two books that sheÂ illustrated were also Caldecott Honor books:Â Â 1 is OneÂ and Mother Goose. If you would like to learn more about the life of Tasha Tudor, you might enjoy reading Drawn From New England, which was written by her daughter, Bethany Tudor.
Time for the 200s! In the Dewey Decimal System, the 200s are where you will find books about religions and mythology. This section of the library includes Bible stories, information about world religions such as Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism, and books on Mythology. Great books you will find in this sectionÂ include the Caldecott Medal winning Prayer for a Child,Â as well asÂ other titles such as: Cyclops, The Prince Who Ran Away and Dance, Sing, Remember: A Celebration of Jewish Holidays. Find a new book to read in the 200s the next time you stop by the library!