"Here is what I am thinking of so far:
1) send out a message to families (email, in communicators) telling about the sale and making a plea for gently used donations by 'x' date (the school is so low on paper that I dare not make 300…"
What a great idea! Our school has done a used book swap before, but never a used book sale. Please post how you set it up, organize, and run it - let us know if you have any success! When are you planning on running it?"
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"I've had a couple of these. I arrange them on tables by reading level. I also have a small "summer swap" table for students who may not have a lot of pocket change. It allows them to bring in an old book and trade it for one at the…"
To complement our limited library budget we are going to have a used book and media sale at our Pre K-5) school with the bulk of donations coming from school families.We are accepting children and adult items. Has anyone done one of these before? If so, do you have any advice, wisdome, suggestions for this newbie? Thanks!
My early years were spent in a K-12 teachers' curriculum library, then I was in a university library in education reference for 21 years. I am now workiing in a Pre-K through grade 5 school library and loving being back with children's materials again....this time with children!
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