In recent days, a few students have been shocked to see empty shelves where our fiction collection was once shelved. These students have gasped and asked, “Where are all the books?” Those looks of horror turn to huge smiles when we point them to our newly designed fiction section! The new fiction section, housed in what used to be the reference area, has more of a bookstore “Barnes and Noble-ish” feel as the shelves feature books with the covers up so that it is easier to see the books. The new fiction shelving also showcases creative book arrangements (while staying true to the Dewey Decimal System!) that are eye-catching.
So far, most students seem excited and pleased with the new changes! Two of our library regulars, Shelby and Nicole, have been especially happy with the new arrangements and thanked us for the newly created fiction section.
The Unquiet Library is planning a new seating and study area where the “old” fiction shelves were housed. Mrs. Hamilton is working to secure grants and donations to provide more lounge and study furniture for the media center. If you as a business or school community member would like to make a donation to our furniture fund, please call Mrs. Hamilton at 770-720-7600 x253.
One other major change you will now see is that reference books are intershelved with nonfiction books. This new intershelving puts all nonfiction and reference books together in continuous Dewey Decimal order. If you need assistance finding a book, please ask for help.
Take some time to come browse our wonderful new fiction section! We think you will be pleasantly surprised to discover something you’ll enjoy in our awesome collection!
Check out the list of new titles in our Gale Virtual Reference Library:
• Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change , 3v, 2008
• Ancient Greece , 3v, 2007
• Novels for Students , Vol. 27, 2008
• Novels for Students , Vol. 28, 2009
• Poetry for Students , Vol. 28, 2008
• Short Stories for Students , Vol. 26, 2008
• Infectious Diseases: In Context , 2v, 2008
• Climate Change: In Context , 2v, 2008
You can open the PDF file, gvrl_list_october1_2008 , to see our complete list of titles! Please see Mrs. Hamilton or Mrs. Fleet for our school GALE password.
You might also want to take a peek at this excellent 3 minute tutorial from the Gladys Marcus Library on how to do a basic search of the GVRL!
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