10 Resources For Building A Classroom Library On A Budget

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Creating a classroom library is easier than ever with the availability of eBook readers, apps, and other digital means (including copyright-free fare from sources like Project Gutenburg.)

But technology is absolutely necessary–nor is it superior. Having direct access at arm’s reach to a diverse selection of reading material is as important to a high school literature classroom as it is the elementary room full of emerging readers.

Out of sight, out of mind.

The following graphic from Kimberly Tyson at¬†learningunlimited¬†offers seven tips for not only getting started creating a library, but doing so on a budget. Half-Price books is a great choice, especially for high-interest books for hesitant readers. They often provide an educator’s discount as well.

Couple a grant with a trip to Half-Price, and follow it all up with a community drive that solicits donated books, and you should be well on your way to a nice collection. Just make sure you have a policy in place for students to check books out, replace lost or damaged books, etc. We added 3 ideas to her list for a nice, even 10.

10 Resources For Building A Classroom Library On A Budget

1. Warehouse Sales

2. Goodwill

3. Library Sales

4. School or District Grants

5. Half-Price Books

6. Books Points

7. eBay

8. Community Book Drive

9. Corporate Sponsorship

10. Student-Published Books

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