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Library PresentationJodi Benatovich, Librarian

Library Programs2013-2014 School Year

Pembroke Intermediate SchoolGenre ProjectOngoing project to organize fiction books by genre:MysteryFantasyRealistic fiction etc.Based on model at use at HSOther projectsBook swap, April 2014Read to Ride, grades 3-5Time for Kids FundraiserGoogledoc spreadsheets for computer lab and cart sign out (new this year!)

Pembroke Primary SchoolBack Room ReorganizationCleared out 333 VHS tapes (donated to Goodwill)New organization of resourcesCreated upstairs reading room, Fountas & Pinell levels L-RGoogle Doc Sign out sheet for reading room and computersOther projectsRead to RideHit the Books with the Batavia MuckdogsSummer reading partnership with Corfu Free LibraryTime for Kids fundraiser

Pembroke Primary SchoolAuthor VisitNancy CarlsonNovember 22, 2013

Primary School Nonfiction Ditch DeweySummer of 2013 reorganized Nonfiction section based on:Research and findings of other librariesCCLSIntention of increasing circulation of nonfictionIncreasing functionality of nonfiction area and making students more self-sufficient

Primary Nonfiction Reorganization

Books are organized by subjectsEach book has picture and words instead of a numberStudents have ease of accessIncreased nonfiction circulationStudents can find their own materials

Current Primary Statistics: Book check-in


Primary Circulation Fiction circulation used to exceed nonfiction circulation 2 to 1New CCLS curriculum stresses nonfiction readingNonfiction reorganization has increased circulation from that area to 5 to 1, in favor of nonfiction

Current Primary Statistics: Book check-out5/30/14FictionNonfiction1st Grade4192nd Grade3172nd Grade810

Students are taking more nonfiction than fictionLast year, students leaned toward fictionStudents are more able to:Find resources they want to read about in nonfiction after the reorganizationFeel more motivated to search independentlyCan better utilize their book checkout time with limited help

Pembroke Intermediate SchoolA 4th grade student talks about the problems with the nonfiction section.

Intermediate Circulation Statistics6/2/14FictionNonfiction4th1935th1476th306/3/14FictionNonfiction4th1425th1016th101

Intermediate Circulation Statistics5/14/14FictionNonfiction4th Grade2046th Grade715/28/14FictionNonfiction3rd Grade1564th Grade1066th Grade305/29/14FictionNonfiction4th Grade855th Grade1036th Grade70

Currently, circulation at the Intermediate school favors fictionStudents find the nonfiction section cumbersome and difficult to find what they wantThey can use the OPAC, but cant find what they need on the shelves

Primary vs. Intermediate StatisticsIntermediate schoolPrimary School

How Nonfiction Works!Watch a second grade student find the book she is looking for with no help!!

Upcoming possibilities

Submitting proposal to present at the upcoming AASL national conference in Columbus, OH in November 2015!