So, your school is ready to organize a bookroom?
If you’re lucky enough to be the recipient of funds for a new bookroom (or you’ve inherited a bookroom that needs reorganizing), then you are among the most fortunate educators I know! This free checklist will walk you through a step-by-step approach to manage all the moving parts of assembling a bookroom.
The real key to a fabulous bookroom (besides the best books, of course!) is the most simple, streamlined organization and checkout system. At this point I think I’ve seen it all when it comes to bookrooms, and many of them are actually over-organized. Go figure?
My favorite bookrooms are those that put the focus on teachers spending their time choosing the right books from students, and not being bogged down by multi-layered organizational structures and complicated checkout systems. Give a teacher a break!
In my humble opinion, the best system is bins labeled by level, books grouped by rubber band, and a checkout process based on the honors system. It really does work!
Get your copy of my checklist for organizing a new bookroom. Follow these steps to save time, money, and your sanity!