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The library media center has approximately 13,000 books. The book collection is divided into four major sections: fiction, nonfiction, autobiography/biography, and reference.

Fiction:

Fiction books are written using a person’s imagination and not necessarily based on fact. The stories are made up usually to entertain the reader. A new format for presenting fiction is the graphic novel in which the narrative is written through a combination of text and art, often in comic-strip form.

The fiction section contains over 5,300 books, including short stories, chapter books, and books written in Spanish.

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Nonfiction

Nonfiction books are the broadest category of writing.  Many nonfiction books provide facts about people, events, and/or places.  A new format for presenting nonfiction information is the graphic novel in which the narrative is written through a combination of text and art, often in comic-strip form.

The nonfiction section contains over 7,100 books. (I really weeded nonfiction!)

All of the Dewey Decimal categories are represented in the library media center. 

Click here for a listing of Dewey Decimal classes and the types of books you might find in each class.

 

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Autobiography/Biography:

Autobiographies are books about the history of a person’s life written by that person. Biographies are books about the history of a person’s life written by someone else.

There are over 2,000 autobiographies and biographies in the library media center.

 

Reference:

Reference books contain facts, data, statistics, and other information used to answer specific questions. Examples of reference books are encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauruses, atlases, and almanacs.

The reference section has over 1,080 books.

 

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