I started gathering crates and baskets for my books. Next, I began the overwhelming task of sorting books by genre or favorite author. As I added more books, I realized I needed to a way to inventory books. I spent three weeks inventorying the books using a bar code scanner. I had to make labels for many of the books, and decided to add my name as well. During this time we decided to switch to departmentalize, and all fifth graders started using my library. I ordered Scholastic Arrow books for three classrooms, so I was able to replace copies that were destroyed or lost. The organization and inventory helped, but I still lost about about thirty books last year. Compared to the 1,500+ books I had, I didn't think it was bad, but some of favorites were lost!
|Favorite Authors Blue|
|Fiction Favorite Series, Genre|
|Multiple copies for literature circles and|
|Buddie Books and |
Got any ideas?