Sometimes I’m not sure what to do with books I have weeded from the library. I’ll let the teachers choose them but then I’m left with extras wondering who would appreciate them. The school that I worked at 10 years ago would have a reading night and students were given tickets and could “purchase” books based on the amount of tickets they received. Students received tickets by donating books to the library. There would be a mixture of weeded library books and books students had at home but didn’t want any more. A pizza night was designated and kids would “shop” for books.
A middle school teacher has a teaching class he gives to 30 local Taiwanese teachers. We decided to partner and have them choose books at the end of class. They want English books for their classroom. It has been really wonderful seeing the books find a new home. What are you doing with your books?