Library Word Wall

LRC – (Library Resource Center) – Another name for the library

Library – A place that lends books and other media to people for reading and research

Library of Congress – The largest library in the world

Librarian – An organized professional who helps people with books and other informational materials

Quiet – What you need to be in the library so that others can read and work

Media materials – Films, videos, audiotapes, etc.

Patron – Person who uses the LRC and checks out books and materials

Circulation – Checking out and checking in books and materials from the library

Check-out – Where one checks out library materials; also called the circulation desk

Check-in – The process of returning books to the library

Due date – The date that materials need to be returned to the library

Overdue – When books are kept beyond the due date

Stacks – Library shelves full of books

Caldecott Award – An award given each year to the most distinguished children’s book illustrations

Newberry Award – An award given each year to the most distinguished American children’s book

Periodicals – Another name for magazines and newspapers

Newspaper – Paper printed weekly or daily containing news, features, opinions and advertising

Magazines – A periodical containing articles, stories, editorials and poems

Magazine guide – A book that references articles in many magazines by subject

Genre – Types or categories of books

Braille book – A book created for the blind

Fiction – A story from the author’s imagination

Nonfiction – A true or informational book that helps a person gather more knowledge on a subject

Biography – A book about a person’s life

Autobiography – A book about a person’s life written by that person

Dewey Decimal Classification System – An organized number system to find different types of books in the library

Card Catalog – Filing system still used in many libraries as a tool to look up the location of a book

Database searches – Computer searches for information on a topic

Call number – The numbers used to find a book on the library shelf

Zebra stripes or bar code -Lines on the front of the book used to check out and in books

Reference books – Books such as dictionaries and encyclopedias that help you research different topics

Dictionary – A book that provides spelling, pronunciation and definition of words

Thesaurus – A book containing synonyms and antonyms

Almanac – A book containing lots of general information arranged by days, weeks, months or years

Atlas – A collection of maps and geographic information

Spine – The part of the book that keeps the pages together and has the call numbers

Title – The name of a book

Title page – The page in the front of the book where the author, illustrator and publisher are located together

Author – The person who wrote the book

Illustrator – The person who created the artwork or drawings for a book

Publisher – The company that prints and distributes a book

Copyright date – The date that an author or publisher was granted the legal right to publish and sell a work

Dedication – A section of a book where the author or illustrator thanks or honors someone

Table of contents – A section at the beginning of a book listing its subjects or ideas

Bibliography – A list that an author uses to give credit to ideas or words that are not his or her own

Glossary – A list of words with definitions located in the back of a book



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