Ready 2 Number Customizable Library Labels!

September 15, 2012

Ready 2 Number Customizable Library Labels!

September 15, 2012
Hi everyone! I am so excited to blog about a new file this evening! It’s one I’ve been working on for a long time now!! πŸ™‚
To backtrack a tiny bit. I had some very sweet requests for additional library labels for various topics. I wanted to include as many of the topics suggested as I could…plus create them in a way that has worked very well in my classroom over the years.

So, may I introduce–Ready 2 Number Library Labels!

What are Ready 2 Number Library Labels?
These labels are customizable and designed with a blank space at the top, so you may add a number of your choice…

Why number your library labels?
Numbering book bins and labels is a system I have read about on many different teaching websites over the years–and it is something I have always done in my own classroom thanks to the wisdom of these educators.

Numbering books and book bins has many benefits:

  • Books can be listed under many different topics and genres, yet the numbers maintain a cohesiveness throughout the whole library.
  • All students can easily participate in keeping the library organized.
  • A numbering system makes it so much easier for a teacher on the fly to find and return any books needed during a lesson.

How do the books stay organized?

Each book bin has a coordinating, numbered label…so students can locate the correct book bin with ease…
How can these labels be customized?
These labels are available in a Powerpoint file and are very easy to customize to fit your needs. Please see the video below for an explanation of different customizations–plus some time-saving techniques to get your labels quickly numbered and printed!

How are the labels attached?
The larger, book bin labels are best printed on cardstock. I laminate mine and hot glue them to the plastic bins I use for my library books…

The pre-numbered book labels can be printed on plain paper, cut, then taped onto the book cover (I use packing tape for longevity). I tape it so the colored part of the number is on the cover…

and the white part (where you can customize the label with your name) is on the back cover of the book…

(If you prefer stickers, these labels can also be printed on whole-page labels sheets instead.)

If you would like to read more about these labels, you can hop right over to them in either of my shops (they are listed at $8.00)…



  • Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies September 15, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    You are brilliant and so talented Kristen! I am crossing my fingers that I win this one!!!!!!
    Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies

  • Eileen Griffin September 15, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Oh, I hope I win these! What a great idea!

  • Stacy September 15, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    I'm already a follower, and once again I love what you have created!

  • mrsyoung September 15, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    They look great! I would love to have a set. Beautiful and functional, as always! : )

    Young Daze in 5th Grade

  • Rachel September 15, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Love your work!

  • Jennifer MacMurray :) September 15, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    so adorable πŸ™‚

  • Aimee V. September 15, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    I'm already a follower! Love your blog and all your products!

    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

  • tltl September 16, 2012 at 12:00 am

    These are wonderful! If I win, awesome, if not, they will be quickly making their way into my shopping cart!

  • Anonymous September 16, 2012 at 12:06 am

    I'm a follower!

  • Jessica September 16, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Wow these are great!!!

  • Gladys September 16, 2012 at 12:08 am

    One word…GORGEOUS!!

  • Courtney September 16, 2012 at 12:09 am

    I ~LOVE~ following your blog! You are so creative and inspirational! My room is already decked out in your amazing stuff, I hope to add these soon! :0)


  • MrsPaulson September 16, 2012 at 12:09 am

    I LOVE your style!!

  • Anonymous September 16, 2012 at 12:11 am

    I started something very similar this year with my classroom library and it is so wonderful! I love having everything numbered – it helps my students return then so much easier. Thanks as always, for sharing your great ideas!!

  • Mrs. Scoma September 16, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Oh, my! These may be just the inspiration I need to finally get my library in shape! It's a disgrace right now, and I hyperventilate every time I think of tackling it. πŸ™

    I'm a long time follower!

  • Anonymous September 16, 2012 at 12:21 am

    I love your stuff (and I follow you)! Great giveaway!

  • Sarah September 16, 2012 at 12:27 am

    I love these, I numbered my library this year but these are so much cuter than mine! And I love and follow your blog already!

    Clearly Kindergarten

  • Annie September 16, 2012 at 12:40 am

    I have followed you for awhile now and just love all of your amazing work. Thanks for your hard work!

  • Vicky Hunt September 16, 2012 at 12:43 am

    I'm already a follower…:) Love the labels….they are too cute!

    Keep Calm & Imagine

  • Shannon September 16, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Just what I've been looking for!

  • Heather (TeacherBug) September 16, 2012 at 12:46 am

    What a great idea! I was just feeling frustrated this week because we've only had three weeks of school and my library is already a mess! I was trying to brainstorm a system I could use so that I can make my students accountable for keeping it as organized as I like it. This is perfect. Plus, I'm obsessed with your bright and clear decor πŸ™‚

  • Dana September 16, 2012 at 12:53 am

    I'm already a follower. I love your blog and I love these labels!!

  • The Sassy Teacher September 16, 2012 at 12:57 am

    I already follow your wonderful blog and use so many of your great freebies!!!

  • linsw September 16, 2012 at 12:57 am

    I am a follower and love the numbering idea!

  • lovetwoteach September 16, 2012 at 1:18 am

    OMGOSH! I just LOVE these! Crossing my fingers I am one of the lucky ones! All of your work is so colorful and kid friendly. In the meantime it will go on my tpt wishlist!

  • abxmomof3 September 16, 2012 at 1:22 am

    I am a follower!! These would be great to have to get my library set up!!

  • Dani September 16, 2012 at 1:25 am

    Those look great! I have my library organized by genre (finally), but not so cute as those and the books aren't labeled, so kids just have to remember.

    A Place to Thrive

    P.S. I follow your blog!

  • Abby September 16, 2012 at 1:33 am

    How do you come up with this stuff?! πŸ™‚ Beautiful and brilliant as always!

  • Heidi September 16, 2012 at 1:37 am

    You are AMAZING and inspiring! Thank you for sharing your brilliance!

  • Ximena September 16, 2012 at 1:38 am

    You are back!! I am so glad you are still creating amazing things. My library is a mess and it is only the 4th week of school. Can't wait to get these. Did you post your classroom pictures?

    • Kristen September 16, 2012 at 2:54 am

      Thanks, as always!! You are so sweet! We just wrapped up 2 and 1/2 weeks (feels longer, but not in a bad way!). I've been so wrapped up in planning I haven't taken pictures yet, but will try to this week since we have Open House. πŸ™‚

  • Lori September 16, 2012 at 1:42 am

    I am a follower.

  • Mrs. Brown September 16, 2012 at 1:44 am

    These are genius!!! πŸ™‚


  • Leslie September 16, 2012 at 1:44 am

    I follow your blog!

  • txteach September 16, 2012 at 1:49 am

    I love these! My classroom is filled with your fabulous labels, so these would be a great addition to my classroom library!! Thanks for all you do!

    I follow your blog!

  • Bren P. September 16, 2012 at 2:03 am

    This is a great idea to organize a classroom library! I β™₯ your blog! Have a wonderful weekend! πŸ™‚

  • luvzenkms2(Leea) September 16, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Genius I tell you…After making labels for my coworkers libraries I know what work you put into these…..Thanks for the chance

  • Miss Squirrels September 16, 2012 at 2:16 am

    I am a follower and I want to come to your library!!!

    Going Nutty!

  • Elizabeth September 16, 2012 at 2:16 am

    As always, such a cohesive look and well organized system. Love it, Kristen!

  • Stephanie September 16, 2012 at 2:16 am

    I moved schools this year at the very last minute and my library is a disaster!! My fingers are super crossed!

    ❀ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  • Ash September 16, 2012 at 2:18 am

    Love these labels! They are so great! I love the bright colors and adorable clip art!

    Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks

  • Ginger Snaps September 16, 2012 at 2:24 am


  • Anonymous September 16, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Love, love, love your resources!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!! :o)

  • Diane R September 16, 2012 at 2:44 am

    These look super cute, but I just can't quite visualize how they work. Do you have pictures of them in use in you library?

    Fifth in the Middle

    • Kristen September 16, 2012 at 2:50 am

      Hi Diane, sure! I will take some pictures of my library this week. Thanks for asking πŸ™‚

  • Lisa K September 16, 2012 at 2:45 am

    I love these! Great, as always. πŸ™‚

  • teacupteacher September 16, 2012 at 2:50 am

    I follow your blog and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what you do.

  • Suzy Q September 16, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Already a follower. These are just adorable…hoping I win so I can just marvel in awe at them in person!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

  • Emiteacher September 16, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Loving this.

  • Courtney September 16, 2012 at 3:19 am

    So cute Kristen! I love all your labels!

    Swimming into Second

  • Stef September 16, 2012 at 3:35 am

    They look fantastic! And I do follow you.

    Stef (@ Miss Galvin Learns…)

  • Molly September 16, 2012 at 4:06 am

    These are amazing!! I love the bright colors and cute graphics!! All your things are just so wonderful!!!

    Lessons with Laughter

  • ksadd September 16, 2012 at 4:26 am

    I'm a follower! I just printed your "Bright and Clear Daily 5 Signs" tonight! Darn being out of ink and cardstock! It's taken me awhile to get to the store so I can print them but I'm super excited about them! Thanks!

    Mrs. Not-Much-Taller-Than-A-Second-Grader

  • Heather September 16, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Puffy heart love your blog and I have been a follower for almost a year now!!! I love all your stuff, you are amazing!!

    Kickin' it in Kinder

  • Amber O. September 16, 2012 at 5:13 am

    I absolutely love your circle labels. Your D5 set is proudly displayed in my classroom:) This would be a WONDERFUL addition as well! Hope it's me:)

  • Minicoops September 16, 2012 at 5:41 am

    I follow your fabulous blog! Would love a set!


  • mhouvener September 16, 2012 at 5:43 am

    I love following your blog! Teachers come into my classroom and ask me all the time where I get my CRAFT headers and cursive alphabet! I hope I win this for my kiddos!


  • Kelly T. September 16, 2012 at 6:33 am

    So excited about this!! I've been following your blog religiously for a long time!! I'd be so excited to win these – they will coordinate with all your other products in my room!!

  • Shanyn September 16, 2012 at 6:47 am

    I'm already a follower!

    Coffee, Kids and Compulsive Lists

  • Carmela B September 16, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I am already a follower :0)

  • Anonymous September 16, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I'm already a stalker – I mean follower! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Alexandra September 16, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I have followed you for quite some time, and I absolutely LOVE your blog and ideas. You are an inspiration πŸ™‚

  • Lisa Blair September 16, 2012 at 11:12 am

    I think I have all of your other labels. Hope I win this one, too!

  • Sarah O'Neal September 16, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I'm a follower. I love tge idea of using numbers to in your classroom library.

  • Sarah O'Neal September 16, 2012 at 11:49 am

    I'm a follower. I love tge idea of using numbers to in your classroom library.

  • Gina September 16, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Already a follower.

  • Lori September 16, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I am a follower.

  • Wanda Brown September 16, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Great idea!

  • Dawn September 16, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Love it! You're one of my favorite blogs to follow. I am always happy to see an email in my inbox! πŸ™‚

  • Teach*Pray*Love September 16, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    I am already a follower. These look great! πŸ™‚

  • Mrs. Edmunds September 16, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I follow your blog and love your ideas! What a fantastic way to organize labeling the books in my library!

  • Lisa September 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    These are beautiful! Thank you for all you do!

  • Steph Brachtenbach September 16, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    I follow your blog and as always gorgeous!

  • Kate September 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Looove these! My labels need a make-over!!

    EduKate and Inspire

  • Jena September 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I can't believe I never thought to number my library! What a brilliant idea! Thanks for all you create and share!! My classroom is brighter and significantly cooler for it! πŸ˜‰

  • Anonymous September 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    I am a follower! I love your ideas! I am using the CRAFT signs for Reading this year. Love them! Thanks for all you do!

  • Anonymous September 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Already a follower. Love the labels!


  • Etank September 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    These are beautiful!!
    E. Tank

  • my_is_favored September 16, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    This is exactly what I needed! My goal this year is to organize my library. I love, love, love the coordinating number labels. Very well done. Thanks for always sharing your great ideas πŸ™‚ Oh and yes, I'm a follower!

  • Julie Reinhardt September 16, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I love your blog. I have learned so many things reading your posts!

  • Meagan September 16, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Already a follower, and hoping that Rafflecopter picks me!!! πŸ™‚

  • Unknown September 16, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    I'm already a follower. Love your creations! I'd love to use your labels for my library, they are awesome.


  • Unknown September 16, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    I'm already a follower. Love your creations! I'd love to use your labels for my library, they are awesome.


  • laura September 16, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    i would love to win these…i am just beginning to label my books…right now my collection is in order the way i teach with the books…but the collection is getting so large it is hard to remember where every thing should go.

  • annzito September 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I am a follower. I love your ideas, and have learned a lot from your tutorials too! Thanks for all the work you put into your job! You students are super lucky, and so are we πŸ™‚

  • Jessi Fuller September 16, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I am already a follower πŸ™‚

  • L September 16, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    These would be great to update my library.

  • Elisabeth September 16, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    These are amazing! So glad you created this file πŸ™‚
    Twins, Teaching and Tacos.

  • graciegirl September 16, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    I follow your wonderful blog! These labels are so cute and thanks for the detailed post on how you use them.

  • Nancy September 16, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I am a follower and enjoy your posts. You share such good ideas.

  • The Ever Changing Classroom September 16, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Love this idea! I am already following your blog and I hope I win!


  • Anonymous September 16, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    I'm already a follower because I love everything you do! So hoping to be a winner! πŸ™‚


  • Margaret September 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    I am a follower and I love this organization tip. Thank you!

  • sydney September 16, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    If I don't win, I am so buying this. I have been in the process of doing this for my library and yours are so much nicer. My kids cannot treat my library nicely this year and I told them it is closed until further notice. It's unreal!

  • Mrs. Sutherland September 16, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    These are fantastic, I would love to use these in my classroom!


  • Lindsey September 16, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    I already follow your blog (and love it!). I've already organized my library by genre/topic/author, but these labels are WAY cuter than what I have!

  • cindi September 16, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I already follow your blog and love it. I am revamping my library and purging (or rather sharing with some new classroom teachers) because I no longer have a classroom per se. SO my new book bo.xes I am ordering will really look great with these labels.

  • Diana September 16, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    I am already a follower of your blog. I absolutely love, love, love all of your ideas! I love the idea of numbering the baskets and then the books that go in them. I have been looking for a good way to ensure that students return books to their proper place. Thanks for the great idea & the giveaway! πŸ™‚

  • Maria September 16, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Beautiful labels! The system sounds efficient too. I follow your blog, and enjoy your ideas and creativity.

  • Anonymous September 16, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    These are beautiful!

  • Rachel @ A Tall Drink of Water September 16, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I am a follower! I really have been looking for an easy way to organize my library. My students aren't very good at keeping it organized but I think the numbers are fool proof! Thanks for making this beautiful file!

  • JodiPittard September 16, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I would be super pumped to win these! I am using your schedule and alphabets in this pattern! It would be perfect in my library!

  • Kimmie September 16, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    I follow you and have your other brights!!

  • jamie Hoisman September 16, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Brilliant! Just brilliant!

  • Janine September 16, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Do I dare say it???? YOU ARE A GENIUS!!!!! I don't know what we would do with you.

  • Shades of Teaching September 16, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    These are great, and thanks for the tutorial!!!

  • Lydia M September 16, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    I've been following your blog for a while now, and I love, love this! Just like everything else on your blog!

  • Kitty W September 17, 2012 at 12:43 am

    I'm a FAITHFUL follower! Thanks.

  • Life in Middle School September 17, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Very much a follower of your work! πŸ™‚

    Life in Middle School

  • EMpowered September 17, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Love all that you do!! I am a long time follower!


  • Ashley Deck September 17, 2012 at 1:24 am

    I would LOVE to win this one!


  • Katie September 17, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Love the labels!!

  • Kelly Patrice September 17, 2012 at 1:38 am

    I already follow and would love the labels! I am trying to redo my classroom library this year, so these would be super helpful!!!

  • Kim Kneece September 17, 2012 at 1:45 am

    I follow your blog, and I love this idea. I have my bins labelled (some of them, anyway), but the numbered, individual book labels is a wonderful idea! I sure hope I win!

  • Karyn September 17, 2012 at 2:05 am

    I follow your blog. I love these labels!

    A is for Apple B is for Blog

  • Ms.M September 17, 2012 at 2:55 am

    I love these Kristen. If I win these I will definitely have to organize my hot mess of a class library.


  • Shannon H September 17, 2012 at 3:06 am

    Great idea. I'm a follower. πŸ™‚

  • Shannon H September 17, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Great idea. I'm a follower. πŸ™‚

  • Alicia September 17, 2012 at 3:08 am

    These labels are awesome!!!!! I'm a follower!

  • Nancy Wilson September 17, 2012 at 5:03 am

    Thanks for all you have shared! I'll have to enter tomorrow; off to bed right now. Just wanted you to know I finally posted again after 9 months away…don't know if you remember me, we've communicated several times…any way I mentioned your blog in my post. Just wanted you to know!
    Thanks, Nancy
    The Apple Basket Teacher

  • Annah September 17, 2012 at 10:51 am

    I'm a follower and love these!!

  • Anonymous September 17, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    What a great idea! Reorganizing/labeling my classroom library has been on my "to do" list for 2 summers and I couldn't bring myself to do it. With this ready-to-go system I will be all set!
    Thanks for all of your ideas and shares!
    Alicia πŸ˜‰

  • Diane R September 17, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Do you get all of your clipart from the same source? It is so cute!

    Fifth in the Middle

  • k September 17, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    I already follow you! Such CUTE labels! Love how colorful they are!

    Thanks! Kristin

  • Rachel September 17, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Already follow–because I LOVE your work!


  • dillyw September 17, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    I already follow and slowly I am redoing my room. These would be perfect!

  • Laura Breunig September 18, 2012 at 1:18 am

    I love your stuff, so cute!!

  • Christine September 18, 2012 at 2:03 am

    Another winner! Would love a ch.ance to win some πŸ™‚


  • Trina September 18, 2012 at 10:08 am

    I already follow you, and I am ALWAYS looking for a way to better my classroom library in terms of organization!

  • Palmetto Teacher September 18, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    I'm a follower! And what a great idea with the numbers and book stickers!!! These are the cutest labels I've seen! πŸ™‚ I hope I win!

  • Krystal Van Kampen September 22, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    I couldn't even enter the contest because I didn't want to wait and/or take my chances. I BOUGHT THEM! And I have got to tell you…THEY ARE SUPERFANTABULOUS!!! THANK YOU!!!

  • sydney September 23, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I just bought these and am in love. Do you mind telling me what font you use to number them? sydcohn@gmail
    Thanks, Kristen.

    • Kristen September 23, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      I just emailed you Sydney–thanks!!! πŸ™‚

      It's Belly Button Innie (in case anyone else is wondering too!) by Sweet Shoppe Designs!

  • Katie May 21, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Do you have a picture of the labels actually on the bins?? I would LOVE to see the buckets you used! πŸ™‚

    • Kristen May 21, 2013 at 1:10 am

      Hi Katie! Can you email me at ladybugresources at I can send you a picture if you would like. I use those clear sterilite shoe boxes πŸ™‚

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