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How to Find Something Great in the Library   Tags: 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, book reviews, free voluntary reading, middle school, reading  

This page will guide you to some digital and non-digital resources for choosing a book you will enjoy reading.
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts
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Order in the Library Game

First, you might want to make sure you understand how the library is organized under the Dewey Decimal System!

Brush up on your skills with this "shelving" game:


What should I read next?

Here is a useful tool for finding a book you might like, based on an author or book you have already enjoyed.

Just type in the author's name or the book title to get some similar recommendations.


Destiny Quest

Our online catalog, Destiny, has great tools for selecting books at your interest and reading levels.

Destiny Quest is a more visual and interactive version. The "Narrow Your Search tools," on the left, are useful.


Ask Your Librarians!

We are at Roosevelt to help you each week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and we are available through School Loop email.

Ms. Cloues & Ms. Guitron


DeweyBrowse (for nonfiction)

This is a collection of great websites, organized in a Dewey Decimal System format--and related to the topics of your favorite non fiction books.


Ms. Cloues's Book Blog

This blog might help you select something interesting to read.

Use the "Tags" on the right to look at specific genres, etc.


SFPL NoveList

You must have a library card from San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) to access this database.

Type in your card number and pin, and use the search features and limiters in NoveList to find a perfect book!


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