Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 Summer Drawing Contest!
1st Place - Addy Bell
2nd Place - Will Siuda
3rd Place - Sam Funk
1st Place - Nikki Lau
2nd Place - Allyson Adams
3rd Place - Kaitlyn Thompson
1st Place - Sophia Caputo
2nd Place - DaNae Estabine
3rd Place - Emily Burnett
1st Place - Valerie Bolton
2nd Place - LyLena Estabine
3rd Place - Anna Stovall
1st Place - Christine David
2nd Place - Riley Delancy
3rd Place - Simmi Rana
Click here to view all of the drawing contest entries.
We finally made it to the end! The 900s let you travel the world from the comfort of your home. Go back in time and learn about mummies and pyramids. Return to the days of knights and castles.Â Explore shipwrecks, search for buried treasure, but watch out for the pirates! Travel around the world and learn about how people live in India, or check out a book about Kansas and learn about your own backyard. Here's a breakdown of everything you'll find in the 900s.
900 - Geography & History
910 - Explorers & Atlases
920 - Flags
930 - Archaeology & Ancient Civilizations
940 - Knights, Castles, World War I & II, European Countries
950 - Asian & Middle Eastern Countries
960 - African Countries
970 - North & Central American Countries, American History, States
980 - South American Countries
990 - Pacific Islands, Australia
Do you know what you will find in the 800s in the library? I'll give you a hint.
"Twas the night before Christmas,Â when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse."
The 800s are where you will find literature and poetry, including The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore.
Did you know that if all of the books in the library were put in order using the Dewey Decimal System, the fiction books would actually be in the 800s? That's right, The Adventures of Captain Underpants would be right there under the number 813! We have so many fiction books though, that we make it easier for you to find what you're looking for by pulling them out of the Dewey Decimal section and giving them their own section.
Usually when people come into the library looking for the 800sÂ they'reÂ wanting a book of poetry. Do you like Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein? It's right there under 811.54, along with many other wonderful books of poetry.
You will also find plays in the 800s, so if you're wanting to read some Shakespeare, look under 822. Or perhaps you're interested in auditioning for a play yourself. The 800s are also where you will books of monologues, perfect for auditions!
There are many great books in the 800s section. Take a look the next time you come visit us!
What doÂ skyscrapers and skateboarding have in common? They can both be found in the 700s! Books aboutÂ skyscrapers are in the 720s withÂ architecture, and skateboarding booksÂ areÂ in the 790s with recreational and performing arts. Here's a list of what subjects you will find in the 700s section at the library.
700 - Arts
710 - Landscaping & Area Planning
720 - Architecture
730 - Sculpture, Ceramics & Metalwork
740 - Drawing
750 - Painting
760 - Graphic Arts
770 - Photography & Computer Art
780 - Music
790 - Sports, Games & Entertainment
The drawing and sports books are particularly popular in the 700s, but did you know this is also where you will find Where's Waldo books? They're right there in the 790s!
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!
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!