Library Skills for the Kids

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Developing Library Skills
Guide to Discovering and Using Library Resources

As we close out our National Library Week posts, we need to have something for the kids. I know we want the kids to know all about the card catalog and the Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature. This is more about teaching tools. The worksheets aren’t too bad if you were in the 4th grade in the mid 1980s. I think we can safely weed this one. It is probably outdated for the parents of the intended audience.


To the teacher introduction

how to work the card catalog

magazine index


  1. As if! Sure, just hand out worksheets and watch your students “get it.” No one tells you about all the pre-teaching that has to be done, like shelf navigation (left, right, above, below, next bookcase) or that magazines have issue dates!

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