#engchat- Ideas for building a classroom library
Started by Teresa Bunner
Ask for new and gently used book donations from students/families/community
If you receive duplicates or books not appropriate for your level, take to your local used bookstore and trade!
Set up a book drive- same idea! Publicize in local paper, community calendar. Set start and end date.Thank your community!
PTA- many offer teacher grants . Ask!
Admin- If you are passionate about building a library for kids, take your ideas to your admin. You never know what they might offer or be able to help you find!
Local churches and civic groups- Once again, ask! Explain why having books is important, how you use them in your classroom, tell them about the kids who will benefit.
Library book sales, flea markets, garage sales, students will even donate books once they are finished with them!
If you live next to a Scholastic Book Fair Warehouse dollars go farther during their twice yearly sales! http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/events/warehouse/index.asp
Need a particular book for a specific student? Consider Paper Back Swap! Post books you’re willing to trade: http://www.paperbackswap.com/index.php