Sunday, February 25, 2007

Work was accomplished, though not efficiently. But by day’s end, a system did evolve. Some books got sorted by category: E for early readers, F for fiction, B for biography, non-fiction by Dewey Decimal Classification number (without the decimals!). Not having worked with pre-school, Nan tried to classify non-fiction Easy books, but the other librarians said, “Just put an E, plus the first three letters of the author’s last name and send them on their way.” Floors got swept of debris. Tables got cleared and were labeled by the above categories. One table was set aside to receive books, which were dusted. Another person would remove old book pockets, another put in new pockets, another would stamp books, another sorted and distributed them to the various tables where librarians or team members would instruct and guide the volunteers in how to process books.