reference (I like using numbers instead of names so I don't have to change the labels on them each year.)
The best part of my library is that I almost never have to touch any of the books. I wait a few weeks in the fall before I explain how the library is organized, and I only give permission to access a few boxes of books in the library. During this time, I do a lot of training on how to treat books, where to place books after reading them, all sorts of important stuff! I place a sticker on each book that matches the picture displayed on each box label (no words, just a picture) so students know exactly where to place the book when they are finished. This has been invaluable!
Label the bins AND the library books for easy organization
|Leveled Readers and Seasonal Books|
|The student reading area is located behind the leveled bookshelf. I use the bookshelf here to store boxes that are not in season at the moment. It's a perfect, out-of-the way storage area for these items.|
\As you can see the quilt I use for reading matches the colors of the book bins.
Reading Area and Extra Storage
I use these colors in my classroom and they look fantastic!