How does a library work?
The Municipal Network of Public Libraries is free and open to everyone.
There is a space which suits your needs in the libraries: the children's room.
To find what you need , you have to know that all books and CDs carry a label indicating the place where they should be located. It is the call number, a group of numbers and letters put together.
All materials in the children's room start with an "I".
Storybooks for kids also have colored dot "stickers" to indicate the level of reading:
|For early readers.|
|Long stories for children beginning to read in their own.|
|You can find short novels. In this category there are adventure and horror books.|
|Stories in other languages: next to the letter "I" it appears the first letter of the language they were written. For instance, if it is an English story we put an E after the I IE.|
In books dealing with subjects like maths and history, for example, besides containing an I we put a number that identifies each item on the shelf. It is called the Decimal Classification:
Reference books: encyclopedias and other general interest titles.
Philosophy: works of philosophers, ethics, ...
Religion: beliefs, gods and books that talk about different religions.
Social Sciencies : population, politics, human rights, education and mythology.
Language: language learning, dictionaries and grammars.
Science: mathematics, astronomy, physics, chemistry, environment, plants and animals.
Tecnique: medicine, human body, transport, agriculture, cooking and computer science.
Art: sculpture, drawing, painting, film, music, dance, games, crafts and sports.
Literature: history of literature, poetry and theater..
History and Geography: biographies of historical figures, countries of the world, Atlas
You can also find materials such as magazines, music, movies and games in the different sections of the library:
- Magazines: to keep you informed, interesting articles about animals, science, crafts, drawings, TV characters and actors, ...
- Músic: libraries have many kids music CDs (stories, folktales, film music, ...)
- Movies: find family and animated movies..
- Computer games: if you like playing, test your mental prowess with the video games that you can find in the library..
All these library books and materials can be searched on the online collective catalog, called Aladí.