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Good Reads: Building the Perfect Library for Your Students

Is your school lacking a library facility? Looking to install a mini-library in your classroom? This collection—packed with tips, tricks, and a starting guide will give you all of the foundational and working knowledge necessary to get started!
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Good Reads: Building the Perfect Library for Your Students
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    This short article/podcast introduces us to a school that took the opportunity to remodel their school’s library into a makerspace— equipped with computer tools, 3-D printers, lego tables and much more. If you are looking to revamp your library and take it to the next level check this article out!
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    This article takes a look at a school library space over the course of five years. Teachers saw the renovation process as an opportunity to transform it “into a more flexible, collaborative space.” Thinking about making your library more tech-friendly? These educators provide excellent tips and trips (pictures included)!
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    If you already have a classroom library space and are thinking of how to level it up consider reading this article! Educator Maria G. shares tips on how to sort books by reading levels, themes, and exclusively in this article, elaborates on the tools, pricing information, and her honest opinion of the top tools teachers use to level their classroom libraries.
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    Ambar Paulino says:
    This step-by-step guide will aide new teachers who are interested in a sorting system that will not take hours to organize hundreds of books. If you are completely new to classroom libraries I strongly recommend you starting your journey here!
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    When I started teaching I wondered how to create the most effective check-out system (with limited resources). A couple of teachers suggested that I should use a traditional check out system (pen and card). Check out what it should look like!
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BloomBoard Asks:Have you started a library for your students from scratch? What tips do you have for teachers that would like to create a library environment in their respective classrooms?