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Are you feeling overrun by books? Do you have a hard time finding the books you want to rotate in and out of your classroom? Below you can find tips and suggestions for organizing your books.
Categorize your books. When grouping your books together think about how you rotate books in and out of your space. You should organize your materials by the method that makes the most sense to you, with the goal of finding your items as easy as possible. Some suggested ways to categorize are:
Divide and Conquer
You'll want a method to keep you keep your books categorized. Some of my Favorite options include:
Find a home to store your excess books. For my Book Storage I went with inexpensive Billy bookshelves from IKEA. One thing I really like about these bookshelves is that they they are adjustable. Since Children's Books come in a variety of sizes, many cube type units don't accommodate the varying sizes. Another nice thing about these IKEA units is that you can purchase additional shelves for them.
Although this Challenge focuses on Organizing your Stored Books, If you are looking for ideas on Displaying your
Books in your childcare space, here is a link to my Library and Reading spaces page.
Other Ideas for storing your excess books include: Adjustable wall shelving, and storage Bins.
Check out the Ideas for storing books over at The Clutter-Free Classroom
(including this clever idea of using a filing cabinet)
Do you have some unused space under your stairs?
How about a Utility Shelf?
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