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a year of many firsts: a space that inspires

When a class comes to the library for their weekly checkout, and every single student has either returned or renewed their books, we do a cheer and put a sign outside their classroom door. I chose "this class is jawsome" because my students are shark-crazy, and it matches our ocean theme.

The Centered School Library: Jawsome Readers

Library Displays: neat way to publicize your Ebooks with a print display!

Library Displays: eBooks

Free Printable: Kids Reading Scavenger Hunt - great incentive to get kids to try new books!

Free Printable: Kids Reading Scavenger Hunt – 25 items for kids!

Superhero theme/ Library Bulletin board

Teaming Up To Teach: Superhero Classroom

Teaming Up To Teach: Superhero Classroom

Good ideas for establishing a 21st Century Learning Environment.

Taking Flight Magazine | Prospect Sierra School – All Stories

DIY West Elm floor poufs using inexpensive THREE DOLLAR ikea rugs!!

Great blog post about classroom library…with pics! Plus, FREE Genre Posters from Having Class in Third Grade

Having Class: Classroom Libraries - Freebie Alert!

Caring for books anchor chart! Perfect for the beginning of the year! -Young Teacher Love

Young Teacher Love: Anchor Charts Galore!

Destiny Quest flyer made on - love this!!! Show students how to search the library catalog through an app!

Destiny Quest | Smore

What to put in your welcome back letter for parents so they know about all the great things happening in the library. Great advocacy. SLJ

Your back-to-school letter — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Create a countdown that is positive (number of books checked out during the year!) but also a reminder that books are due at the end of the year. | borchardtlibrary....

End of Year Countdown

Create 'badges' for different can earn a badge when they read in that genre or reach a goal in that genre. Neat idea.

Motivating Literacy: Digital Badges in the School Library

Free Online Tutorial on how parents can support libraries in their child's school, and resources that can help to plan literacy-based events for children, including lunchtime book clubs and family literacy events.

Non- Fiction Book Log

Noor Janan Homeschool: Book Log- Introducing Noor & Janan

Evaluating Sources on the World Wide Web - YouTube - Simple explanation