Elementary Library Organization: The Free Version

Get control of your home library with this elementary library labels pack! If you need more label categories, book bin labels, or prefer the easy to print version, grab the mega pack in our shop instead.



****This is a free version of our “mega pack” home library organization system. This is a much smaller file, with 6 labels per topic. You can print more than one copy of each page so you have enough for all your books. For an easier to print file (with 30 of each label, one full sheet so you can pick and choose as needed), Coordinating Book Bin Labels, and a much larger selection of book labels, see the paid version in our shop. Thank you! *****


PLEASE NOTE: If you want to customize this file and change the topics that appear on the label, you will need a way to edit PDFs. If you have a paid version of Adobe PDF, you can easily edit these files. PDFFiller is a free online option. Visit them here.

I came up with this system as a way for me to keep the books organized, and put the responsibility of maintaining that organization back on the kids.

I divided the books by topic, and then labeled each of them so they
have color coded spines. Now, all the books are together by topic, so if I want to do a unit study on Dinosaurs, I can easily find all the Dino books….. or weather, or rocks, or African folktales- it’s all there.

The kids are able to put the books away in order too, because all they need to do is match the spine color. I added color coordinating labels to the shelf with picture images to help the kids (even the non-readers) find what they are looking for quickly.

To make and attach your labels: I printed them on regular copy paper, cut them out with a paper cutter, and attached them with clear packaging tape at the bottom of the spine. Easy!

The template I used is 2.625 x 1 and should fit any standard size return address label. In the file, I link to a specific kind, but as always, run a test print first. Personally, I just used regular paper and packaging tape, and it worked beautifully.

Labels with Picture Guide in this FREE set:

ABC’s and 123’s
African Folktales
American Folktales
American History
Amphibians and Reptiles
Ancient History
Art and Artists
Asian Folktales
Bible Stories
Character Education
Early Readers
European Folktales
Fairy Tales
Family Life and
Five in a Row
Folk Tales and Legends
Human Body
Insects and Spiders
Level 1 Reader
Level 2 Readers
Level 3 Readers
Medieval History
Picture Books
Princess Stories
Rocks and Minerals
Super Heroes
The Ocean


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