School is back in session. As a school librarian, that means that you are going to experience an influx of foot traffic in your library. With that in mind, the team at CoLibri Cover Systems wants to take a minute to thank you for everything that you do as well as cover a few of the tools that you absolutely want to invest in. Each of the tools that we cover in today’s blog post is something that can help make your job just a little bit easier while also encouraging children to get excited about reading. Without further ado, let’s get started.
One of the physical things that you can offer students to help them get excited about reading is a fun bookmark. As silly as it may be, this one item is something that young children will cherish when they’re just getting started reading or visiting the library. If you really want to prepare for the start of the school year, make sure that you have a few fun prints for students to choose from when they stop in and find a book to check out.
List of New Books
There are so many great books that come out each year, especially for children! Keeping tabs on the popular books that are floating around for specific age groups is a great way to ensure you are prepared for the times when children come up and ask for a recommendation. Aside from that, if there are books that are circulating that have become quite popular, a list of new books is something that you’re going to want to have to ensure you have them added to your library in advance.
Cozy Reading Sections
In most cases, library time is a time for students to stop in and find a new book or to get comfortable and enjoy a chapter or two of the book they’ve just recently checked out. Whatever the case may be, it never hurts to devote a portion of your library to a place for students to read. Afterall, this is the goal of visiting the library regularly. With that being said, before the school year starts, make sure that you set aside some time to create a cozy and quiet reading space for the students to take advantage of. This particular part of the room could also be a great place for you to read stories to younger children visiting the library.
Resource for Lesson Plans
Library time is something that children look forward to, but it’s also a time for you to teach and mold their brains. For that reason, it’s always good to find a resource that can help you with planning your lesson plans in advance. Elementary Library is a fantastic online resource that makes it easy for librarians to get some ideas for lesson plans for children K-6. If you have been struggling to come up with ideas that you’re excited about, check out the lesson plan tool that Elementary Library has created and see if there’s anything that sparks your creativity.
List of Rules
Every library has a list of rules for visitors to follow. One of the most common rules is to keep quiet so that individuals reading can focus. Something that you should definitely dedicate some time to is a list of rules that you’d like for students to follow when visiting the library. Make sure that you have these in an easy to see place so that all students that come into the library can see them. As students come in for the first time, give them a quick reminder of the rules and show them where the list is. This can help minimize any trouble making from happening but can also encourage students to behave in a way that allows them to make the most of their time in the library.
CoLibri Cover System
When you have to account for hundreds of children handling the books in your library, the one thing that you want to prioritize is the well-being of these books. Making sure that hands are washed and that food is banned are a few things that you can do to minimize the chances of books getting damaged, but investing in book protectors never hurt! The CoLibri Cover Systems provides you with all of the protection that you need to ensure that eager children can enjoy the countless titles without damaging the covers.
The CoLibri Cover System was designed to be effective and affordable. The quick and easy system is something that you absolutely want to take advantage of in your library. Take a moment and check out the various systems that we carry and find one that suits your needs. Feel free to reach out to our team if you have any questions, we would be more than happy to help you!