Order in the Library

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**Update: the bad news is Order in the Library was taken offline in 2012 but the good news is Mr. Lodge made Shelve-it, a game to practice shelving books.

Do you use Order in the Library in your library?  Order in the Library is an online library game provided by the University of Texas.  Students can practice sorting, shelving, and reordering books using the Dewey Decimal System.

I often have Order in the Library as a center.  My students love to choose a character, play, and try to get to the next level.  It’s great because they are practicing putting books in order.   They have fun and I know they’re practicing “shelving” –  win-win!

game choices

example of the shelving game

7 Responses to “Order in the Library”

  1. Mrs. Nase

    I love it! This would also be perfect for training parent volunteers on how to shelf, or finding out if they need to be assigned to a different job. LOL

    Thanks for sharing!

    ~Mrs. Nase, M.S.

  2. Carmen

    I have been using it for over a year. I have it on my Destiny home page. The students are given a choice of playing that, looking up books on Destiny or reading a book or magazine when they finish checking out.

  3. Anonymous

    I love your blog. I have the Truffula trees by my library door, they are adorable. I have been trying to get Order in the Library to use in my library. When I click on your link it says I don’t have access to this. Is there a trick to this.
    Thanks Jan

    • Mrs. Lodge

      Thanks Jan! I just tried to get on to Order in the Library and am also getting a forbidden access link. Their site has been down before, usually not for long. I hope the University of Texas didn’t stop Order in the Library completely – my kids will be devastated!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks, I have been trying for a couple weeks so we will see.
      Thank you, Jan

  4. nonna

    I was showing my pupil librarians this last week but now the link is forbidden for us too, I hope it gets back on line as it is very good for the kids.
    Jo H

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