Dewey Shelve-it!

Posted on

Big news!


Mr. Lodge and I finally finished making a Dewey version of Shelve-it!

shelve it

When you go to Shelve-it! and choose New Game, you will now have a choice of Fiction or Dewey.  It’s definitely trickier than the fiction version but I hope it will help my students and yours become independent library users who can find nonfiction books on the shelves using call numbers.

I had many wonderful library teachers send me book titles for them to “write” in Dewey Shelve-it!  In the shelf below, you might recognize Mrs. Crook, Mrs. Ellis, and Carolyn.  My dad, an electrician, is the author of Electricity and my mom is the author of Peacocks, one of my colleagues is the author of Once Upon a Time, and a library teacher from Georgia is the author of Cake Decorating Fun.

shelve it

It’s much more fun to have books that are meaningful instead of just making them up of the top of my head! We are happy to add more if you send us your last name and a topic or title you’d like for your book!  Just use the Contact page or send me an email at mrslodgeslibrary(at)gmail(dot)com.

I hope you find this new version of Shelve-it! useful in the upcoming school year!

3 Responses to “Dewey Shelve-it!”

  1. Patty

    I have been looking for library activities for my 16 year old son with autism. He is really good at alphabetizing. I would love for him to be able to work in a library some day.

  2. Pauline

    Thank you for this wonderful website. You have made excellent changes since last year. I find your website very useful when I work with children and have to explain library organisation to them. Thanks a lot!

  3. Marilyn Marnin

    I stumbled upon your site by accident. I read with interest about your game-shelve it because, I too, loved “Order in the Library”. I emailed the creator of the game from Austin. She has since found a new home for the game and it is back online at I love the games for my students.

Comments are closed.