This allows students to find what they are looking for and go right to the numbered bin to find a book. I chose to organize in a combined fashion. I have a section that is organized by reading levels, some by genre, some by interest and also by series or author. I got these cardboard organizers from my district warehouse. You can get similar ones on Amazon
These bins that are on top of my shelves, along with the others at the bottom of the second shelf, were acquired from my local dollar store. They have worked great for chapter books and some of the smaller books. You can see that they don't always stay neat and tidy, but they do get to the right spot.
Below is a preview and a link to my master bin list which I'm sharing with all of you! It's an Excel file. I did have to take the graphics I had off (copyright reasons) because I wanted you to be able to easily edit it for yourself. Add in your own art or Office clip art to cutesy it up! Look for my next post about how students keep the books they are reading.
How do you organize your classroom library? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below.
Class Library Bin Master List by Dilly Dabbles