Back to School Essentials Bundle: Grades 3-6


This Back to School Essentials bundle is made especially for school librarians working with students in Grades 3-6! Perfect for new and new-ish school librarians, this bundle includes everything you need to start your school year like a pro!

This bundle is ENORMOUS! View lots more detail in the PDF preview here or scroll down to see all products in the bundle.

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Back to School Night PowerPoint for Librarians -- FREEBIE!

Need an easy presentation template for Back to School Night? This Meet the Teacher Night presentation is designed just for librarians! All text is editable in PPT and Google Slides, so you can make it specific to your school library.

Read Off Your Library Fine FREEBIE

Research shows that overdue fines are a barrier to library services. I hate them, and since you're here, I'm betting you hate them, too. These FREE bookmarks encourage students to read off their fines instead of paying money for them.

Birthday Book Club Starter Kit

Do you need more books for your library? Of course you do! The Birthday Book Club is a fun way to honor a child's special day while also giving back to the school library. This set includes everything you need to start a Birthday Book Club at your school.

Library Check Out System

At some point, you will need or want to set up a manual library check out system in your library. This product includes three ways for students and teachers to record check outs, plus a sign to put on your circulation desk.

Infographics for Libraries

Promote those library programs! These colorful, eye-catching infographics are perfect for advertising your library's statistics and upcoming events! Edit the data, print, and display these beautiful signs on the circulation desk or library bulletin board.


Handy-Dandy Guide to the Library - Elementary

How many times have your teachers called the library to ask the same questions other teachers are asking? What's the database login to...? How do I book the laptop trolley? Can I send a student to the library during lunch? This editable school library handbook contains everything your teachers will want to know about the library, all in one "Handy-Dandy" place!

Library Resources Brochure

Does your school library subscribe to multiple online databases? If your school is like mine, your teachers and students struggle to remember to use the databases. Enter the library resources brochure!

Dewey Decimal Shelf Labels

This set of Dewey Decimal shelf labels includes over 150 labels covering all ten Dewey Decimal sections. I selected the Dewey sections for secondary school libraries, but many of the labels could certainly work for elementary school libraries.

Library Genre Spine Labels

This set of editable library genre labels also work for school library genre sections. Print on Avery 5195 "Return Address" labels for easy application. Includes 31 labels in simple, colorful designs that will work for a wide variety of grade levels.

Library Genre Shelf Labels -- Fiction

Thinking about genrefying your library? Want to update your current genre shelf labels? This set of library shelf labels is designed save you time and help make your fiction genre sections colorful and easy to navigate.

This set of shelf labels is compatible with my Genre Spine Labels set.

Digital Bulletin Board | Back to School Week 1 FREEBIE

Try it for free! This digital library bulletin board scrolls back to school library announcements, daily schedules, fun facts, vocabulary words, book recommendations, staff spotlights, and a featured genre. Includes editable Google™ Slides version, too!

Digital Bulletin Board -- Back to School Week 2

This is my second set of back to school library announcements. Set this digital library bulletin board to scroll automatically throughout the day. Includes PPT and Google™ Slides for announcements, fun facts, vocabulary, and more!

Digital Bulletin Board | Back to School, Week 3

Back to School, Week #3! This digital library bulletin board is great for check out time, as classes enter the library, before and after school, and at lunch. Use it to scroll back to school library announcements, book recommendations, and other fun stuff.

Digital Bulletin Board -- Back to School Week 4

Keep your students informed with this fun digital library bulletin board! Designed for elementary and middle school libraries, this scrolling PowerPoint includes book talks, announcements, fun trivia, and more! Includes editable Google™ Slides version, too!

Library Orientation Scavenger Hunt

This editable library orientation scavenger hunt is perfect for Back to School! It's an easy, fun way for students to independently explore the library while locating important items that they will need regularly throughout the school year.

Reading Interest Survey | Distance Learning

This Reading Interest Survey gives you valuable insight on how your students read. Includes 5-page survey in multiple distance learning and face-to-face formats and an editable PowerPoint so you can share the survey results with your students.

Genre Activities | I Have Who Has Game

I Have Who Has games are an easy way to get all students to focus and participate. Use this set of 28 cards for classroom genre review or library lessons for students in Grades 4-7. Includes editable cards, full directions, and answer key.

What’s Your Genre Personality Quiz - Elementary

Remember all those magazine quizzes we took as teens? This reading personality test is styled after those quizzes. Students LOVE this activity! This version is designed to help students in Grades 3-6 identify which reading genres are best for them.

Dewey Decimal Activity -- Designing a Zoo

I have used this introduction to the Dewey Decimal Activity with students as young as 3rd grade and as old as 10th grade! It's low-prep, hands-on, easy to explain, and collaborative. This activity also is PERFECT for teacher-librarian evaluations!

After the Zombie Apocalypse: A Dewey Decimal Story

Is the Dewey Caveman story too young for your students? Dewey Caveman is great, but I've long felt that my middle schoolers needed something a big more mature and exciting. If you've felt the same way, you will LOVE After the Zombie Apocalypse: A Dewey Decimal Story!

Library Fundraiser -- Read-A-Thon

Has your library budget been cut? Need money to buy the things your students want for the library? This kit makes it easy to set up a Read-A-Thon fundraiser. It includes an editable PowerPoint, Pledge Sheet, Reading Tracking Sheet, and full directions.

Back to School Reading Challenge

Give your students the power of choice with three different Back to School reading challenges! This kit includes everything you need to maximize student choice in how they want to challenge their reading this school year.

Library Display Posters: January

Clear out the January blahs and beautify those winter-themed book displays! These library display posters contain all you need to SAVE TIME and show off your school or public library's best books and themes for January. I've included nine themes in this set, each with four bookmarks and two full-color posters.

Library Display Posters February

This set of Library Display Posters for February includes 18 full-color posters and read-alike bookmarks in eight themes for February. This set contains all you need to SAVE TIME, show off your library's gorgeous books, and get your students reading!

Library Display Posters: March

Prepare your library for spring with this colorful set of book display signs! Posters represent nine seasonal themes for March, each with four fully-editable read-alike bookmarks. Laminate the signs and file them away for next year's displays!

Library Display Posters: April

April brings so many fun themes to celebrate in the library! This display poster set includes nine book display signs for April, each with four fully-editable read-alike bookmarks. Spring displays are ready to go!

Library Display Posters: May

This library display poster set includes 15 book display signs in nine May themes, each with four editable read-alike bookmarks. Add some colorful tablecloths and spring flowers to create eye-catching displays that will get your students reading!


Library Display Posters: June

This poster set includes 20 book display signs in nine June themes, each with four fully-editable read-alike bookmarks. The posters' beautiful, bright colors would look great displayed with colorful beachballs, sunglasses, beach towels, and flip-flops!

Library Display Posters: July

This poster set includes 19 book display signs in nine July themes, each with four fully-editable read-alike bookmarks. Use stuffed animals, flags, colorful board shorts, and alien toys as props to make your displays pop even more!

Library Display Posters: August

Creating themed library displays for back-to-school is easy with this poster set! It includes 15 library display posters in nine August themes, each with four fully-editable read-alike bookmarks.


Library Display Posters: September

This library display poster set for September is part of my larger Year of Library Displays set. This set includes 19 posters and 36 read-alike bookmarks in themes including: 9/11, Grandparents' Day, Banned Books Week, and more.

Library Book Displays October and Halloween

Welcome to October! This set contains all you need to show off your school or public library's best books themes for each week in October. I've included nine different themes, including: Indigenous Peoples Day, National Art Day, World Mental Health Day, National Chocolate Day, Halloween, and more!

Library Display Posters November

Welcome to November! This set of library display posters contains all you need to show off your school or public library's best books and themes for November, including Election Day and Thanksgiving. Edit in PPT or Google Slides.

Library Display Posters: December

Welcome to December! This library display posters set contains all you need to create eye-catching book displays. The ten themes in this set will save you time, show off your library's December-themed books, and get those students reading!


*Save 30% with the bundle! You have access to your account any time, so no need to download everything at once. Download individual products as you need them.

Display posters for every month of the year (303 pages)

  • Themes include major US and international holidays, obscure holidays, monthly celebrations, this day in history, cover colors, and book genres.
  • Every theme also includes editable read-alike bookmarks in four reading & interest levels.
  • There are currently 195 posters and over 436 individual bookmarks in the set.
  • 23 of the posters are genre posters (great for display over genre sections)

Birthday Book Club Starter Pack (36 pages)

  • A fun and easy way to raise money for new library books!
  • Includes letter to parents, bookmarks, name plates, tracking sheets, and tips and ideas to help you make the most of your Birthday Book Club.
  • Students can now donate library books to honor a retirement, thank a teacher, in memoriam, and more.

Reading Challenge Posters (7 pages)

  • Students can select from 3 kinds of challenges: A to Z, 40-Book Challenge, or Personalized Reading Challenges.
  • Includes 3 kinds of posters and 4 pages of reading tracking sheets

Library Genrefication Shelf Labels Kit (52 pages)

  • Includes 31 genres
  • Every genre has 6 labels–4 are wide labels and 2 are skinny “shelf lip” labels. Both come in color for printing on white cardstock and BW for printing on colored cardstock
  • Print 4 shelf labels per page
  • Also includes smaller labels for the library “shelf lip” (see preview for photo)
  • All images and genres are compatible with my Genre Spine Labels set listed below.

Genre Spine Labels (34 pages)

  • add to book spine labels to denote genre
  • prints 60 labels per page
  • use Avery 5195 “Return Address” labels for easy sticking
  • includes 31 genres
  • color text and images, on a white background
  • editable

Dewey Decimal System Shelf Labels (196 PDF pages + 20 slides)

  • 30 “Hundreds” section labels
  • 120 specific Dewey number labels
  • all labels include simple illustration
  • color and black line available
  • horizontal and vertical formats available
  • not editable, but product includes 20 editable PPT templates

Library Awareness materials (28 pages total)

  • Editable Back to School Night PowerPoint for librarians–scroll important library information on Back to School Night
  • Editable Handy-Dandy Guide to the Library Give this to your teachers and administrators to promote the library and generally look like the rock star librarian you are!
  • Editable Library Resources Brochure for students, parents, and teachers. Add your school’s database descriptions, URLs, and site-wide logins. Keep tri-folded copies on the circulation desk to promote database usage and help minimize all those “what’s the login to…?” phone calls and emails.
  • Read Off Your Library Fine bookmarks

Infographics for Libraries (15 pages)

  • use for library newsletters or for countertop communications
  • 15 colorful infographics
  • all text is editable and movable (except headlines)

Library Read-A Thon Fundraiser (16 pages)

  • Raise money to buy new library books
  • PowerPoint introduction for students (9 slides, fully-editable)
  • Read-A-Thon Pledge sheets (2 pages, mostly editable)
  • Reading Trackers (2 pages, mostly editable)
  • 3 pages of directions, tips, and ideas

Back to School Digital Bulletin Boards (69 slides)

  • Three digital bulletin boards, each with 23 slides.
  • Text is editable. Headers and images are not editable.
  • Also includes Google Slides version

Your first eight library lessons for Grades 3-6:

  • Lesson 1–Library Orientation Scavenger Hunt–Your first library lesson is a fun, interactive way to help your students find important items in the library. (16 pages, includes Google Slides version)
  • Lessons 2-3–Reading Interest Survey–This 5-page survey will help you get to know your students’ reading preferences. Includes Google Slides version. (5 pages)
  • Lesson 4–“I Have…Who Has…?” Genre Review Game–This is an easy, low-prep activity that will get every student focused and participating. Great for genre review and introducing new genres! (12 pages)
  • Lesson 5–After the Zombie Apocalypse: A Dewey Decimal Story–This PowerPoint story will help your students learn and remember the Dewey categories. (24 pages)
  • Lesson 6–Designing A Zoo: Dewey Decimal Activity–This activity uses cards with zoo animals on them to help your students learn how Dewey sorts the animals in the 500 section of the library. (17 pages)
  • Lessons 7-8–What’s Your Genre Personality? Quiz–This is my most popular product! You can use your students’ genre personalities all year long when purchasing, booktalking, and recommending books. Have your teachers take the quiz, too! Includes Google Classroom version. (114 pages)


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