...but I am thinking of donating my classroom books to the library. For 5 years, I have maintained a huge shelf of books, most of which I inherited, most of which were published roughly around 1982. I had added quite a few through Scholastic freebies, but the majority seem to be castoffs that landed in my room before I did. I have posted about how I despise keeping up with the general organization and upkeep of the shelves. Plus, my students NEVER select a book from my shelf. We have a very nice library, and they have library class once a week. I am wondering if it is worth it to take up the space in my room when they just use the library anyway? It seems somewhat sacrilegious for a teacher to not want books in the classroom. ETA: Please don't think that I don't encourage my students to read. I am probably one of the biggest advocates in my school of self-selected reading time, and I make it a daily priority. But when space is at a premium, and everything we need is right down the hall...WDYT?