Dewey Decimal System -- Library Shelf Labels

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150+ labels in three sizes and three colors
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Description

This set of 150+ library shelf labels covers all ten Dewey Decimal System classifications. All labels include images and editable text. There are three widths, and all the library shelf labels come in color and black and white. Print on cardstock and laminate for added durability.

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Find money-saving ideas for using these library shelf labels on my FaceBook Live! Label holders (called "magazine files") are available on Amazon, but you can use these labels with items you may already have sitting around the library. Decluttering your space + saving our landfills = WIN!

FAST FACTS:

  • Recommended for: all grade levels
  • Editable: YES, all text is editable
  • Formats: PDF, Google Slides, and PowerPoint (you only need one of these formats to use this product)
  • You will also need: printer, cardstock (white or colored), something to attach the labels to, laminating machine (optional, but recommended)
  • Note that this is a library shelf labeling resource and not a library lesson.

WHAT DO I ATTACH THE LABELS TO?

  • You will need something to make the library shelf labels stand up on the shelves.
  • I personally use clear, acrylic magazine file holders. The acrylic holders can be pricey, so you may find plastic or vinyl to be much cheaper. Search "magazine file holders" on Amazon or Demco for examples.
  • You can also use old encyclopedias, dictionaries, or large 3-ring binders. Wrap them in colorful butcher paper to match the genre, then attach the shelf label to the book spine.

ABOUT THIS SET:

  • Includes over 150 Dewey Decimal System classifications
  • Every library shelf label includes three widths.
  • Every Dewey shelf label has a black and white and color version.
  • Print 3, 4, 11 Dewey Decimal shelf labels per page.

LABEL MEASUREMENTS

  • Wider shelf labels (print 3 per page) -- 11" tall (< 30cm) and 2.75" wide (7 cm)
  • Thinner shelf labels (print 4 per page) -- 11" tall (<30 cm) and 2.125" wide (5.4 cm)
  • Thinnest shelf labels (print 11 per page) -- 11" tall (<30 cm) and 1" wide (2.5 cm)
  • I designed these to be adjustable for shorter shelves. Simply trim off the lines across the top and bottom of the shelf labels to make them shorter. The lines and text are also 100% editable, so you can make whatever changes you need to accommodate your library shelves.

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL GET:

150+ Dewey Decimal System Shelf Labels

  • 30 "Hundreds section" labels
  • 120 specific Dewey section labels (see list below)
  • Editable template to create your own labels
  • Labels include: the Dewey number, a brief section description, and an image to represent that section.
  • Includes color and black line labels.
  • All labels available in three widths.

3 Editable formats

  • PPT
  • Google Slides
  • PDF

Detailed directions and tips

*To protect image copyrights, the artwork is not editable. You can, however, use the included templates to create your own labels.

TO USE THE LIBRARY SHELF LABELS:

  • Choose whether you prefer color or black line labels. The color labels work best on white cardstock. Blackline labels are printer-friendly and look great on colored cardstock.
  • Print, cut, and laminate the labels.
  • Glue or tape the labels to vertical magazine files. Amazon has a wide variety of magazine files in different colors, sizes, and materials.

INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM LABELS:

000

  • The Unexplained
  • Computer Science
  • Coding
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Facts and World Records

100

  • Parapsychology
  • Emotions
  • Ethical Dilemmas
  • Ancient Philosophy

200

  • The Bible
  • Christianity
  • Greek and Roman Religions
  • Buddhism
  • Judaism
  • Islam

300

  • Politics and Government
  • Civil Rights
  • Spies
  • Economics
  • Conservation and Environment
  • Law, Crime, and Punishment
  • Criminal Law
  • Military Science
  • Social Problems and Services
  • Education
  • Costumes
  • Folklore, Fairy Tales, Legends

400

  • Grammar
  • Sign Language
  • English Dictionaries
  • German Language
  • French Language
  • Italian Language
  • Spanish and Portuguese Languages
  • Latin Language
  • Greek Language
  • Other Languages
  • Chinese Language
  • Japanese Language
  • Korean Language

500

  • Mathematics
  • Astronomy
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Periodic Table of the Elements
  • Earth Science
  • Weather and Climate
  • Volcanoes and Earthquakes
  • Oceanography
  • Tornadoes
  • Weather
  • Paleontology and Fossils
  • Dinosaurs
  • Biology
  • Biomes and Ecosystems
  • Microorganisms, Fungi, Algae
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Invertebrates
  • Insects and Spiders
  • Sharks
  • Reptiles
  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Elephants
  • Big Cats
  • Bears

600

  • Medicine and Health
  • Body Systems
  • Disease
  • Engineering
  • Military Vehicles
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Horses
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Other Pets
  • Cookbooks
  • Sewing

700

  • Origami
  • Drawing
  • Knitting and Crochet
  • Painting
  • Photography, Digital Art, and Videography
  • Music
  • Performance Arts
  • Card and Dice Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Football (image of American football)
  • Football (image of soccer ball)
  • Soccer
  • Graphic Novels

800

  • Jokes and Riddles
  • American Poetry
  • American Drama
  • American Fiction
  • English Poetry
  • English Drama
  • Shakespeare
  • English Fiction

900

  • Geography and Travel
  • Atlases and Maps
  • Biographies
  • Ancient History
  • European History
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Asian History
  • African History
  • North American History
  • US History
  • South American History
  • History of Australia, Oceania, and the Pacific Islands
  • Texas History*
  • Ohio History*
  • Pennsylvania History*

*I included Texas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania History because I have a large amount of TPT traffic from these three states.

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