Now that I have told you about the Dewey Decimal System, I thought I would describe yet another way to organize a book and media collection. As librarians, we are always searching for better ways to serve you, the patrons and the public. Anything we can do to make your library experience as easy and memorable as possible makes us happy. Several recent additions to help facilitate this ease are the Self-Check machines and the Self Hold Pickup system. Another idea being batted around by many libraries is the "bookstore model" approach to organization.
Melvil Dewey created (and subsquently named after himself) the Dewey Decimal System way back in the late 1800's. A very interesting character (and sometimes not so nice), Dewey wanted a system of classification for libraries that was as simple to navigate as was possible, but still managed to organize the library collection. The result was the Dewey Decimal System. The system has undergone many changes throughout the last 130 or so years incorporating new subjects and inventions (DVD, audio book, and CD).
With the Summer Reading Program in full swing, and we are glad our participants at Camden Point are enjoying keeping track of their reading time online. When you come in to pick up earned incentives, be sure and visit our fishing pond.
Summer 2010 is the Summer of Books into Movies. Here are a few of the Hot Movies released this summer that were books FIRST! If you liked the movie, you should try the book! Visit our Based on the Book readers’ advisory section to view a list of over 1250 different books, novels, short stories, and plays that have been turned into movies.
What kind of adventure do you have when you and your children go to the Supermarket? Do you make a grocery list and let your children help you find the items in the supermarket? When you return home do you help each other put the items away?
Have you ever wanted to make a toy for your child or grandchild? You can make a great toy by crocheting! I recently checked out A Zoo for You: 11 Animals to Crochet by Cynthia Harris. There was a giraffe that was too irresistible to pass up. The directions were easy to follow and it only took about a day to make. This perfect little guy would be a great toy for a baby or even a puppy.