Let me tell you about my favorite kind of library center: it’s easy to set up, lets students share their thinking, and results in a colorful library bulletin board for students, teachers, and administrators to see!
Setting Up the Love to Read Library Center
You’ll need blank heart shapes for students to write on. You can either copy shape outlines onto bright colored paper, or you can use the die-cut machine at your school.
I bought this pack of Astro-bright paper that was about $10 on Amazon for 500 sheets.
Yes, this is an affiliate link that I make a few cents from if you choose to order it. I was impatient to get my center set up, so I chose this option and even got same day delivery.
Starting the Bulletin Board
Of course you can buy bulletin board letters at your local teacher supply store. Whenever I buy those sets, I always run out of one or two of the letters before I finish my cute little saying. I bought this product on TPT with printable bulletin board letters, so that I can write whatever I want. I never run out of letters!
I just print my words on brightly colored paper and they look beautiful!
I chose the phrase “100 Reasons We Love to Read” because the 100th day of school and Valentine’s Day fall fairly close together, and I wanted this display to include both occasions.
The Library Center
I place the sign, markers, and hearts at a library table. Easy peasy, right?
After students write why they love to read on a heart, they’ll bring it to me. I’ll staple them up on the bulletin board for a bright, colorful display of all the reasons we love to read!
Click here to get a copy of my center sign. It’s a Google slide, and you’ll have to make a copy so that you don’t edit my original.
When our bulletin board is finished, I’ll share a picture with you on my Library Learners Facebook page! I hope your February is fabulous and full of reading love!