MeetÂ Melvil Dewey!Â Melvil Dewey (1851-1931)Â was the librarian who came up with the system we use to organize books in the library. The Dewey Decimal Classification System goes from 000 to 999, and if you've ever wondered what all of those numbers mean, we're here to help you out! Each month we'll talkÂ about a section of the Dewey Decimal System, starting this monthÂ with the 000s.
- BigfootÂ (J 001.944),Â
- "L" is for LibraryÂ (J 027.4),
- GuinnessÂ World RecordsÂ (J 030)Â
- The World Almanac for KidsÂ (J 031.02)Â
These are just a few of theÂ book that can be found in the 000s on the library shelves. The 000sÂ go from 000 to 099.Â This is where you will find general reference books like encyclopedias and almanacs, as well as information about computers, libraries and the unexplained (such as Bigfoot and UFOs).Â
I used to love to look through the Guinness World Records books.Â YouÂ can find out about all kinds of fascinating records, fromÂ the largest collection of bookmarks (71,235 by Frank Divendal) to the oldest roller coaster in continuous operation (The Scenic Railway at Luna Park in Australia).
What is your favorite thing to read about in the 000s?