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An Inexpensive Way to Get More Books for Your Classroom Library: Ask for Donations

By Beth Newingham on June 11, 2012
  • Grades: 3–5

Here are two ways you can ask for donations of books to build your classroom library:

  • Solicit donations of old books. At the end of the year, ask students to donate books or magazines they've outgrown, as long as they are still in good shape.
  • Ask students to donate "legacy books" in the name of friends, parents, or other relatives. Also, encourage parents and grandparents to donate books in a child's name. You can invite parents to a special recognition ceremony where personalized nameplates are inserted into the donated books. This is also great to do at the end of the year. Students who donate a book to the library get their own nameplate and will be a part of the classroom library long after they leave my classroom!

Learn more about my classroom library here.

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