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Old 07-03-2012, 08:54 PM
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Classroom Library Book Bins

Hello.

I'm working on creating an organized classroom library. Everything that I've found so far requires several plastic bins or tubs. I'm having a hard time spending around $8 for each bin.

Does anyone use anything different than plastic bins or am I just going to have to start telling myself it's worth it because they will last a while?

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Old 07-03-2012, 08:55 PM
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I get bins from the Dollar Store.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:28 PM
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In the past I've used dish bins from Target, which I believe are around $1.99. This year, I'm hoping to switch over to shoe boxes, which are at Target and cost about $5 for 5.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:43 PM
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I saw the same bins I buy at Lakeshore today in Michael's for like 3.99, plus they do a 15% off teacher's discount. I might have to go back and but some.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:45 PM
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I needed a fair amount (re-doing my library) so I ordered a bulk package of 30 from Dollar Tree (dollartree.com). I couldn't get enough from our local store.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:51 PM
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I just got some at my local Target in the college section. They have $3 baskets in the college section that are nice and sturdy and come in black and a really bright red color. They seem like they will last a long time, so I'm happy with them.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:00 PM
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I got mine last year at the dollar store. They look like little baskets. Kind of like this only no handle. http://www.realsimple.com/holidays-e...56/page14.html
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:22 PM
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I got all of my book bins for my library books from the dollar store. Most of them have held up pretty well. I have to replace 2 I think, that that's after 3 years of solid use.
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:42 AM
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I use Sterelite baskets (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00). I've had them for 5 years and none of them have torn up! I just ordered more - the cheapest I've found them is in bulk on Amazon.
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:45 AM
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I bought mine at the dollar store. I have three colors: light green for nonfiction, blue and pink for fiction. My library is organized by genre.
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