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Organizing Your Classroom Library

An inviting and organized classroom library is critical in any classroom. Of course, there’s no one way to set one up. Yours will depend on the space you have and the ages of your students. And what works for the beginning of the year may require an update as you get to know your students.

To help you get started, we did some research and found some great ideas and free printables from teachers that can help inspire your own classroom library planning:

Great Organization Tips from Teachers:

Angela Watson: Setting Up, Organizing, and Utilizing a Classroom Library

Mrs. B’s First Grade: Organizing Your Classroom Library

Kindercraze: Classroom Library Organization – Simplified

The Thinker Builder: How I Organize My Classroom Library [Part Two in the Classroom Library Series]

Kate McDee’s Busy Bees: Organizing and Labeling Classroom Library Books and Some Links!

Free Book and Shelf Labels:

Teach Junkie: 10 Classroom Library Organization Labels (Free Downloads)

Teachers Pay Teachers: FREE Genre Labels for Your Classroom Library from

The Curriculum Corner: Basket Tags for your Classroom Library

A Year of Many Firsts: Library Book Bin Labels

Organizational Products:

Library Pockets

Library/Centers Pocket Chart

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