Is your daycare or preschool library area always a mess? Mine is! A lot goes on here during the day. Who has time make sure the kids always put their books away nicely?! But at the same time, I can’t stand it when books are laying all over the room. Or pages torn from being put away carelessly. Scroll down to see what I did about it.
Free “Book Return Sign” For Your Daycare Preschool Library
So what’s my solution for a messy preschool library? A book return basket!
Yes, I’ll have to put the books away myself. But at least I can choose when to do that. And this way, my books are protected from little “helpers” who try to fit books on the shelves.
Maybe you have a quite a few students that are all 4-5 years old. Your kids might be capable of returning books to their proper shelves on their own.
But with the younger kids I have, I’d rather put them away myself at the end of the day (or week, let’s be honest). When I ask the kids to put their own books away, I find my our books bent or left around the room.
I don’t keep our books organized by topic, just size. I also keep board books separate from paperbacks so they aren’t getting bent as much.
When I started out, I quickly found that standing books on a shelf is not an option in daycare. Rectangular bins from the dollar store work best for storing our books!