With the use of media today, information is only a click away. That said, however, it is important for students to understand the workings of the library system. Hopefully, books and libraries will be a part of generations to come, and being able to traverse them will lead to quicker and more satisfactory uses of them.
In this lesson, really a field trip to the local library, students will learn that the library is divided into sections: Easy books for young children, Intermediate books for the growing reader, and Adult books. Each of these is divided into fiction and nonfiction. In addition, the Reference Section, the use of microfiche, and the Dewey Decimal system will be introduced.
For the field trip, divide the students into small groups. This is helpful to the librarians as they take students on an initial tour of the facility. (You will need to call ahead to make an appointment for the tour.) It will also allow students to work together as they fill out the lessons given since the objective is to familiarize students with the library, not necessarily to grade them on what they have learned. (Papers can be graded if you wish.)