Book Bin Labels for Organizing Your Classroom Library!

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I have recently been organizing and labeling all of my books. Two of my teammates from last year retired, so I inherited a LOT of their books! (SCORE!) It has really been a lot of fun (but a lot of work) sorting, labeling, and putting them all into a database. So as a fun and cutesy project (which I LOVE), I decided to make labels for the books I put out for my kiddos. I Googled images for each category and put them all into a table on Word. Then I printed, cut, and glued each one to Safari themed cardstock. Then I laminated it to make sure it was durable.

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Classroom Library Organization Tips

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So I have not been able to decide how I want to organize all of my books. I can’t decide if I want to separate the books I will use for lessons and the books I will put out for the kids, or if I just want to leave them all the way they are (organized by theme, but altogether in one area). I also don’t know how to have them browse. Currently I just have two shelves that I put books on and they get 2-3 at a time. My kids have book boxes as well so I don’t know how to have them use the library vs. their book boxes that have leveled readers in them.
How do YOU organize your classroom library? I would appreciate any tips/ideas everyone has. Even let me know what hasn’t worked and why it didn’t work for you! I look forward to hearing from all of you lovely teachers!