Classroom Library Tour

Don’t you love this picture?  I do because I love our library, but also because I just used to edit it.  For free.  COOL!  But I digress…

For some reason I have never put any pictures of our library on here.  Which is funny because I love our library, but also because it’s one of my favorite things to check out on other people’s blogs.  So here it is–finally!

Several years ago I went through and made labels with pictures and authors’ names, after seeing the idea in someone else’s classroom!  This is one of my favorite places in our room.  Not sure if it’s because is has some of my favorite books, or if it’s because it’s pretty.  The rainbow boxes look so good in that black shelf, and are so organized (well at least I think so)!

Here you will find the end of the alphabetized author boxes, along with series like The Babysitter’s Club, Harry Potter, Magic Tree House and some genre boxes for fantasy and mystery.  There are other genres on an opposite wall–just didn’t have a pretty picture of them. 🙂

And yes, I know those 400, 500, and 600 boxes are missing labels!  I just keep forgetting to come back and do that.  😦

The box labeled “Good Books” has been around for a couple of years and has some of my favorites.  I lead kiddos there when they are just looking for a “good” book to read.

I love the label I put on this box.  So many “big” kids think they’ve outgrown picture books, but most of them were actually written at reading levels for older kids to work on independently anyway.  I encourage my “big kids” to try these every so often.  And usually they do. 🙂

While our main library is on the other side of the room, it’s mostly fiction and filled with chapter books.  Over here, next to our ActivBoard meeting space, are nonfiction collections.

Thanks for taking a tour of our library!  Glad you stopped by and love to hear what you thought. 🙂

12 thoughts on “Classroom Library Tour

  1. Hello 5th Grade,

    I was very impressed with the photos of your classroom library. It is very well organised and is an inviting place to visit.

    I know some people say rather than read they’ll wait for the movie but for every movie made, there are hundreds of books never making it to film. Reading unlocks worlds of adventure. Who knows, the very next book you read might become your favourite. My personal library once had hundreds of books but, when I retired from teaching, I gave many to my old school. I wanted to know the books would be used.

    Enjoy your library. I hope your books paint wonderful pictures in your mind as my books had for me. 🙂

    Teacher (retired), N.S.W., Australia

    • Mr. Mannell–thanks for stopping by! I have to admit I was hoping you’d visit our classroom again this year–I was excited to introduce my class to you and tell them about your life in Australia! I know they will love to read your comment. Didn’t you mention before that you would be available to Skype? I want to do more with that in my class this year. Hope to connect again soon!

      • Thank you for the reply to my comment. I had hoped to visit your blog much sooner but certain circumstances have delayed the visit. I am trying to work through the many blogs I have listed to visit as all of them are important to me. It’s now midnight and I have about 40 to go so they will wait till the morning.

        I am available for Skype.

        My first session this year was with Mrs. Yollis and her class. I enjoyed the session as the class members asked me questions about a range of topics. Let me know if you want to arrange something at some time. 🙂

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