Do you need help with classroom library organization? Here are some EASY TIPS that includes 70 pages of free printable book labels for your classroom library.
Setting up a system that’s easily managed can seem like a daunting task! But I’m here to help you with that. I have some great tips that will help you get your classroom library center up and running, in no time!
TIP #1 Where do you get the books?
First things first….you need books for your classroom library. And you need lots of them! So where do you start?
Scholastic Book Club
One of the best things you can do is send home monthly Scholastic Book Orders with your students. It’s a great way for kids to get books of their own that are high quality and inexpensive. Parents love to buy books for their kids, especially for holidays, and when you send these order forms home you make it convenient for them to shop.
But the best part for you? When students order books, you earn bonus points that can be used to get free books for your classroom. I have a classroom library with hundreds of books and most of them were earned with Scholastic Bonus points! It’s totally free for teachers to sign up, so get on over there and make an account!
Garage Sales and Thrift Stores
Garage sales and thrift stores are another great place to buy bargain books for a fraction of the original cost. Summer is a great time to get out and hunt for these bargains. You can often find great books for your library for only .25 each!
Don’t underestimate the power of asking for donations. Send a letter home to parents or even make a Facebook post. Often times, people have children’s books laying around that are no longer being used after kids grow up. They would love to donate them to your classroom and know that they are being put to good use!
Want more ideas to help you get started? Head on over to to my blog post 5 Tips for Classroom Library Organization on Firstieland to get your library ready to go for the new school year. While you’re there, grab a HUGE FREEBIE that includes over 70 pages of book labels that will make setting up your library a snap!
Let’s keep the fun in learning,