I can’t show you my shelves because they are packed away at school, but they are just like this one: Black Shelving Unit, except I use three shelves (they are so cool because you can rearrange them any way you like!).
So, the top two shelves hold the smaller, shoebox-sized bins like the ones pictured below–you knew they’d be round, right?! 😉 There are 8 small bins per shelving unit.
The bottom shelf holds two larger bins, for the topics that have tons of books and/or many larger, hardcover books…here’s one:
Anyhow, tonight I am sharing the first of the nonfiction labels. Here’s some of the others in this set:
I am now working on others for literary genres, favorite authors, etc. I plan to have about 60 different genre/topic bins in all.
But I have to tell you something. I took forever tonight agonizing (ok, a bit dramatic, but still!) over how to share these on here.
I know my method will not be completely ideal for you…my numbers make sense in my library, but you would need different ones, you’re bound to have topics I don’t have in my library, I have large labels and small labels, on and on…
This is what I decided. I will share everything I make, of course. But I’m going to share them in a Word document format, so you can make the changes needed for your library. You can even just take the clipart from each document if you can use it (it’s free from Microsoft Clipart).
So, to make the labels themselves and view the ones below, you’ll need the first two fonts (or the docs I shared will look terrible!):
1. Font for the numbers: Smiley Monster
2. Font for the topic: Cartoonist Hand
3. Clipart (if you want to make more): Microsoft Clipart
And here’s my first set (stay tuned for more!). Each green link is a separate doc:
Reptiles, Dinosaurs, Habitats
Birds, Marine Life, Amphibians
Solar System, Community, Natural Disasters
Oceans, Animals, Holidays (3 separate links here!)
If you try this with the fonts above, can you let me know if they come out right? I have nightmare visions of them not working at all, but I think they should if you have those two fonts!!