Celebrate Dewey Decimal Day – December 10!

December 10 is Melvil Dewey’s birthday.  He developed the “Dewey Decimal System” for classifying books.  Many public libraries, in the United States use this system, including Bedford!

Today, we also recognize 327.172, the Dewey number for the Nobel Prize because December 10 is “Nobel Prize Day.”  Today is also “Human Rights Day,” Dewey number 323, both important days for the world community.

My favorite Dewey number is 398.2, the number for “Folk and Fairy Tales.”  What’s your favorite Dewey number??


Author: Bedford Free Public Library