Library Collection

ONLINE CATALOG

We have a new Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)  or library catalog. The new name of it is Destiny Quest. Not only will the students in grades 4 – 8   be able to use this during their library class visit but they will be able to access this from home and login with their username/password. Then from home they can search for books in our library, make a wish list they want to read,  put books on hold and even review a book they’ve read and send it to a fellow classmate.

Here is the link: https://hchr.follettdestiny.com

If you go to this link you will be logged on as a guest only, but you will be able to search our entire catalog.  See above what students can do with their log-ins.

Collection

We have many books and materials in our library. The library is arranged so that you can find what you are looking for. We have the following sections of books.

Fiction – The fiction section includes fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, realistic fiction, and etc. These books have the letter “F” on their spine for fiction. Fiction is arranged in alphabetical order by the author’s last name.

Junior Fiction – This includes all of the above fiction but for developing readers in grades 2-6.  These books have the letter “JF” on their spine for junior fiction.    Junior Fiction is arranged in aphabetical order by the author’s last name.

Non-fiction (Dewey Decimal Classification System)

Biographies – The biographies are in a section of their own. They are labeled with a capital “B” on the spine label for biography.

Reference – The reference materials in the library are not available to be “checked out” of the library. They are labeled with “Ref” for reference.

Picture Books  –  Easy/Everyone – This “everyone” fiction section is made up of picture books and beginning chapter books for beginner readers. These books have the letter “E” on their spine for fiction. These books are arranged in alphabetical order by the author’s last name.

Magazines  – The library has weekly and monthly subscriptions to various periodicals.

What is a call number?

A call number is the address of a book. It tells you where to find the book in the library.

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