TL Blogging Challenge #15 – My Library Wish List

Mrs. J in the Library

I'm Collette J., a full-time elementary teacher-librarian, blogger, and mama from Pennsylvania. I love technology, books in any format, makerspaces, and all things Harry Potter. The information and opinions represented here are my own and are not the views and opinions of any business or organization.

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4 Responses

  1. Angie says:

    my DREAM is taller book shelves for the nonfiction section…4-5 shelves vs 2. I also wish there was more room so we could actually have furniture!! 🙂

    • Collette J. says:

      Yes to more room! Our whole school has very small rooms (for our capacity) and lots of concrete walls. The tables and beanbags are about all I can fit without causing more trip hazards. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the mention! My dream space would definitely be larger, with windows, access to an outdoor garden, and with lots of collaborative areas. I’ve been working on making the best use of the space I have, and I’ve found so far that getting rid of stuff (weeding the collection, removing shelves) has been the biggest help. I just got a grant from Lowes for new furniture too!
    Have you seen this post: http://spmscreativecommons.blogspot.com/2014/06/before-and-after-tables.html ?
    I really like how that library is retrofitting their existing furniture to make the library more collaborative. If you have a woodshop, students could help out, otherwise you could look for a local business tto donate assistance.

    • Collette J. says:

      Hi Diana! I’m a big fan of what you’ve done with your makerspace, and that’s how I found your Pinterest board. I definitely agree about weeding the collection and shelves as a first step because, of course, you can’t move it until you have someplace to move it to. Thanks for your inspiration and funding ideas!

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