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Scavenger Hunt at Schaumburg Twp. District Library
Welcome to the Central Library at 130 S. Roselle Rd. (Phone 985-4000.) If you’re not
finding what you’re looking for, please ask library staff for help! NOTE: You will need
to bring a library card or student ID to leave at desks where you request materials.
1. Enter the New Books and Fiction area on the first floor. Go to the Reader Services
desk to have staff stamp your sheet and mark your start time. The Adult Fiction is
shelved alphabetically by author. Regular fiction is followed by Mysteries, which are
followed by _______________ ________________. (Fill in blank)
2. Enter the Teen Center, located between Adult Fiction and Youth Services. Circle the
title of the magazine listed below which is not available in the Teen Center.
Mad Spin English Journal Teen People
3. Return to the main lobby and enter the Audiovisual Department. The AV collection
includes a few different DVDs and videos entitled Romeo and Juliet. Use the online
catalog to find out in which year the Drama DVD directed by Franco Zeffirelli was
originally released as a motion picture: _______ Hint: Access the library catalog and
click on DVD/Video Search at the top of the screen. Type Romeo and Juliet in the
Title field and Zeffirelli in Keyword. Click on Search. Click on Catalog Record (at
top) for the correct answer.
4. Go to the 2nd floor. At the top of the stairs, you’ll be facing the Magazine/Information
desk. Go to the desk and request the Spring 1993 issue of Studies in the Novel, which
is on microfiche. Ask for help using the microfiche reader if you need it. Look on
page 28 of the issue to find the first page of an article entitled: "Charles Dickens's
Great Expectations: a Defense of the Second Ending." Who is the author of this
5. Go to the Computer Assistance desk. This is where library customers high school age
and older can sign up for an Internet terminal. Several Microsoft products are
available on the Internet terminals. Name two of them.
__________________ and ___________________.
6. Your next stop is the Adult Reference collection. Locate Twentieth Century Literary
Criticism (TCLC) at call number R/809/TWE. Find volume 42 and turn to the article,
“The Literature of the Beat Generation.” The first paragraph of this article tells us that
the chief literary figure and spokesperson of the Beat movement was ______ _______
7. Go to any one of the computers behind the reference desk. Click on STDL
Electronic Ref Products, then on Books and Literature, and next on Literary
Reference Center. Type Dickens, Charles into the FIND box, and click on
SEARCH. Your first search result should be “Biography of Charles Dickens” by
Shephard and Bloom. Click on the title of the article to get to the ABSTRACT. Read
through the abstract to find out that in 1824, at age 12, Dickens went to work at
8. Exit the Books and Literature category of e-Reference products, and switch to the
Magazines category. Enter Expanded Academic ASAP/InfoTrac. Use the pull-
down menu to change “Keyword” to “Named Work” in the top box. Type To Kill a
Mockingbird into the top empty search box and click on Search. Scroll down to
“Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird” From The Explicator, Summer 2003, and open the
text. The third paragraph states that Atticus is nearly blind in his __________ eye.
9. Go to one of the standing library catalog terminals near the Reference Desk. Enter the
online catalog, type in Shakespearean Criticism, and click on Title (below). There
should only be one item with that exact title. Find the Dewey Decimal call number for
this title near the bottom of the record, and write in just the number portion :
______________ Hint for future reference: if you wanted more criticism on
Shakespeare, you could go to that same call number area in the circulating collection
(tall shelves.) Shakespeare has his own Dewey Decimal number.
10. Ask at the Reference desk for help finding the collection of textbooks used in District
211. At call number TEXTBOOK/R/520/CHA is the title Astronomy Today. Which
edition is it?_______
Once you have completed the scavenger hunt, take this sheet to the Reference desk (or
downstairs to Reader Services if Reference is busy) where staff will mark your
completion time and stamp the sheet again. Congratulations on finishing, and be sure to
enter your name in the prize raffle for a gift certificate from Best Buy!