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10 More Ways to Get Books into Your Classroom and Readers’ Hands! Part II

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Ten no frills ideas for expanding your classroom library. See last week's related article for 10 more!

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10 Ways to Get Books into Your Classroom and Readers’ Hands! Part I

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Expand your library using some of these low and no-cost ideas.

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Three Guilt-Free Tips for Weeding the Library

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These three simple considerations will help you decide what is and isn't still worthy of being in your classroom library. 

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Classroom Design—What to Look for This Summer

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Secondhand finds can become classroom treasures. 

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Organizing Our Classroom Libraries

In this slideshow, you will see photos from the library makeover of Lori Sabo's classroom as well as pictures of Joan's classroom library.

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Classroom Libraries

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Whether you are starting from scratch or rethinking your existing classroom library, these videos and articles will support your efforts.  

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Take a Second Look-Finding and Returning Books to the Classroom Library

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Two refinements to this established classroom library helped students independently find and return books, and keep their library organized.

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Parent Letter Requesting Books for the Classroom Library

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Are you looking for ways to add new titles to your classroom library without spending a fortune? Allison Behne has a great idea that will involve families and give students in your room a book legacy that will live long after they leave in June.

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Creative Displays For Magazines and Books

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6th Grade teacher Ron Frank believes in offering students a variety of reading materials, and always finds unique ways to store and present them in an inviting way.

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Classroom Library Bookshelf Using Encyclopedias

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Check out this amazing bookshelf created with out-of-date encyclopedias.

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Bookroom Tours

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The video will take you into a primary bookroom to look at different possibilities for organizing, storing, and checking out book collections.

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Travel Books in a Travel Trunk Bookshelf

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An unusual and clever way to house a specific genre of books. 

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Classroom Library Makeover—Seven Steps

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Want to create a library system that students can manage independently? This one has worked in all grades. 

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Four Ideas to Create A Reading Corner

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We are always looking for ways to create a cozy niche on a budget. Four inexpensive ideas create a corner that we'd love to spend some time in with a good book of our own. Take a look.

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Efficient Assessment Area

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In this video, Joan shows us how to organize our assessment area to maximize efficiency.

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Organizing the Classroom Library

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If your library could use a makeover, but you are wondering where to begin, you may be interested in this classroom library structure we learned from our friend Lori Sabo, who is a 1-2 classroom teacher and former school librarian.

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An English and Spanish Classroom Library Accessed with Book Bags

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Lauren Henderson of Portland, Oregon shares pictures of her classroom libraries and also her book bags.

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A 'Clear' Look At A Classroom Library

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We saw this beautiful classroom library at The Opal School in Portland, OR. We were struck by how simple and beautiful it was. Check it out for yourself.

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Reorganizing a Classroom Library

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A classroom library that is beautiful, organized, and easily maintained by students is a high priority for us.

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Student-Designed Book Tub Labels

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Students designed these labels for the classroom library.

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Spring Cleaning the Classroom Library

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Here is an easy way to tidy and prepare the classroom library for a new school year before summer even begins. 

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Design Help for Small Classrooms

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These 5 essentials can help transform a room.

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Bookshelves and Book Displays

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 This video is focused on the clever ways Ron displays his many books. Pinterest Worthy for sure!

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Classroom Library Makeover—Organization, Tubs, and Labels

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An organized, efficient, inviting classroom library is a beautiful thing. 

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Classroom Library Makeover

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Organizing a functional and easily maintained library. 

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