Dewey’s Number of the Month: 000

Dewey Decimal systemNonfiction books are great for finding factual information to use in school projects and/or personal research. Here are some of my favorite nonfiction books found in the 000s. Make sure to visit the Kid and Teen Zones to see all of our nonfiction books. You can also visit our catalog to learn more about them and request copies!

Who and what is Dewey?  Melvil Dewey was a librarian that lived between 1851-1931. He was the creator of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), a system that most libraries use to organize nonfiction books.  All those numbers you see on the spine actually mean something! Each number of the DDC is assigned to different subjects.

Contributed by Dominique, Youth Services Librarian

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