Dewey, the Cobb County Library System’s mascot, loves to read! He reads picture books, easy reader books, chapter books, nonfiction books, everything! Would you like to know what Dewey’s reading? Then you’re in luck! Every Monday you’ll find out what Dewey’s reading!
So, what’s Dewey reading today…?
Dewey’s reading Sharkopedia! This book’s call number is J597.3 Sharkop. Librarians read the call number as J five ninety-seven point three (not five hundred ninety-seven point three). Because this book is published under a company (The Discovery Channel) and not an author, the call number is followed by the first letters of the book’s title. Normally, nonfiction call numbers are followed by the author’s last name.
If you were interested in finding more books about sharks, what call number would you look under? That’s right! You’d look under 597.3! By giving all nonfiction shark books the same call number, librarians make sure that they stay together on the shelf.