Using Spine Labels to Quickly Find Books

Did you know that the Paul Smith Library uses a variety of labels on the spines of our books to make it easier for you to find what you need? Not only can you use the labels to find specific genres of books, but you can use them to find books for different holidays too. You can even quickly scan the spines of our books in search of award winners and  Staff Picks.

Next time you visit the Paul Smith Library, take a look for yourself and if you need any help we are always happy to assist you!

Below is just a sampling of the different labels you may see on our books to help you find the perfect pick:

  • Genres such as: Mystery, Christian, Biography, Sci-Fi, Classic, and Romance
  • Holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Easter, and St. Patrick’s Day
  • Cookbook labels including Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, and Diabetes Friendly
  • First Day of School, Counting, and Alphabet
  • Poetry, Plays, and Short Stories
  • Newbery and Caldecott Award winners
  • Black History
  • Dinosaurs
  • Local Author
  • Staff Pick
  • Sports
  • New Books