Thursday, June 13, 2013

Library Organization

I'm linking up with Joy in the Journey and Compassionate Teacher for their Tricks on a Thursday  Linky.

Today's Topic: Library Organization!

This post has been planned in my head for a really long time....some of the picture you'll see are from my classroom last year!!

Thanks for the opportunity for remembering to write it! ;)

I store all my books in the $1 clear shoe bins (sometimes, I just leave the lids at the store...I would throw them out anyway!)

I love them because they store a lot of books, are easy to see through, and fairly sturdy.

My books are organized by genre, subject, author.

My class last year had a lot to do with the organization of the library. Before them, all I had were picture books-so they got a lot of say in what I bought and how it was organized.

Each genre, subject, author has a different sticker. The sticker on the book matches the sticker on the bin

 All of the stickers are different. I keep track of the stickers and their topic on this card...which makes it easy for me to add in new books!

On the inside cover of the book, I have my name in the top left corner. On the bottom left corner, I have the Guided Reading Level and Grade Level Equivalent. (for the books I was able to find the info for)

This is the library I had last year:
I also have a long shelf of books (mostly higher-level picture books) that is not pictured (probably about 6-7 bins)

This is my library this year...

See a difference? I've definitely add and refined since the first picture was taken. I have a bit of a book buying problem. :)

How is your library organized?

Wednesday's Outfit

Shirt: NY & Co
Tank: Target
Pants: JCP
Shoes: DSW

I did have on my blue open cardigan for the day- but those picture came out blurry. :)

Today was field day (yuck!), and it was 1/2 day (less than-we got rained out), so I was left with 2 hours to teach something. I'll share what I did later...they really enjoyed it!

Smiles and Sunshine,

PS....Jivey's having a 400 follower giveaway!


  1. I love the idea of the stickers. I've been looking for a way to make sure that books are put back on the correct shelf. Thanks for sharing.

    Teacher of Scholars

  2. I love the variety of your stickers. That is a lot more fun than the standard colored dots!

    Suntans and Lesson Plans

  3. I'm with ya on the book buying problem. It's getting a bit embarrassing in my house. :-/
    Creating Lifelong Learners


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