Third graders have been learning new skills to help them use the library independently. They are practicing how to search the library computer catalog
- if you know what a book is called (that's a title search),
- if you know who wrote the book (that's an author search)
- if you know what a book is about (that's a subject or a keyword search)
They will be able to use these search skills in other libraries as well, and also for their third and fourth grade research projects. The most exciting part of the day was when a scholar used his new skills to look for a book about building forts. He was thrilled with the book he found, independently!