I recently organized my teacher library and wanted to share the photos and labels with you! I bought the bins from Hobby Lobby for $1.67 each. I really like them! I need to get more so I can put the extra books you see in bins too.
Here is before:
Somehow I forgot to do a shot of the full shelf, but you get the picture. I hot glued strips of thin ribbon onto small clothespins. I then glued the clothespins to the containers and inserted a label. I really like using clothespins because it is so each to change out the label.
I organize my books mostly by topic except for a few that I always use for Daily 5 or Writing Lessons. If there are some picture books that I had a bunch of by one author, I made a label for that author. If the story books were by an author I don't have many books for, they just went in a bin that I labeled "Other Story Books". Again, I know that my library will grow as I teach more which is why I used the clothespins for an easy change out of labels. I am pretty sure this will always be a work in progress, but I think I've got a good start going. No more wasting my time to look for a certain book!
Here is a download of the book organization labels.
Click here for part 1.
Click here for part 2.
I created them to go on the Avery template 8163. The graphics are nothing special, just clip art from Microsoft Word or a picture of a book cover, but I really like it. Hope you can use it!
By the way, I think I may create a spreadsheet of the books I have in my library-- probably one for my library and one for the books I have in my student library. When I create this, would anyone be interested in me sharing it? I would leave it editable in an excel format. Let me know if you would want me to post it on here once I finish it... I'd be happy to share if someone would find it useful!