Welcome to Lil' Country Librarian

Welcome! Lil' Country Librarian is a blog devoted to assisting elementary teacher-librarians and early childhood teachers/parents in finding resources quickly and inexpensively. You will find lesson plans, classroom tips, resource links and printables that will make teaching library easier and more meaningful for your students. I hope you enjoy your visit. Please come back soon!

Monday, November 29, 2021

25% off My Entire TpT Store During the Cyber Sale

Enjoy 25% off my entire Teachers Pay Teachers store during the TpT Cyber Sale today, November 29 and tomorrow, November 30! The majority of my store is less than $3 with the cost of most templates and mystery hundreds charts at only $1.50, so the additional savings make my products a steal!

Be sure to visit my store and use code CYBER21 at checkout. While you are there feel free follow my store for updates. I'll be adding new Christmas products very soon.

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Turn Dollar Tree Cutting Boards into Sturdy Shelf Dividers

Librarians and Teacher...run, don't walk to your nearest Dollar Tree! You're going to need lots of these cutting boards to make new shelf dividers for your books! 

This year I became the K-12 District Library Media Specialist for our schools. I am going between our elementary school library in the mornings and our junior high/high school library in the afternoons. Since our high school library hadn't been used as a library in several years, I inherited a pretty massive mess, but couldn't wait to take it on! I love organizing! One of the first things I needed was better signage. I wasn't able to afford much on my library budget, so as I laid in bed thinking of anything and everything sturdier than cardstock, Dollar Tree cutting boards popped into my head and the rest is history! 

I can't wait to make some of these for our elementary library, as well. Only I think I will print colored pictures on cardstock and just fold them over the ends of the cutting boards and cover over them with packing tape. 

Font used on the shelf dividers: Century Gothic (Bold)

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

*FREE* 10 Christmas Gift Bookmarks for Teachers and Staff

Need a quick and inexpensive gift for your teachers and staff? I have just the thing! I created a free set of bookmarks that you can print on cardstock, hole punch and add a little ribbon to make a cute gift for your school friends! Just click here or on the picture below to take you to my TpT store to download this freebie! While you're there, be sure to follow my store to be notified of new products and freebies! 

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Sunday, October 4, 2020

FREE Substitute Activities and Lesson Plans for K-6 Library Classes

Since my elementary school is in-person/seated at this time, I am doing Library on a Cart for the foreseeable future. With the unknowns that can occur at any time and with the possibility of being quarantined due to COVID-19 exposure, my goal is to have several weeks worth of substitute lesson plans ready in case I would need to be absent and not have time to plan. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on sub plans and I wanted to try to keep the ideas super simple and easy for a sub to complete with my classes since they have to go into 21 different classrooms throughout the week and will not likely complete check-in/out. I thought this might be beneficial for some of you, as well. 

I added multi-age resource links, book specific links and fillers. Click on the picture below to take you to the Google Slide with resource links. This document will be a work in progress, so be sure to check back often. 

I also included a link to a Google Form to complete if you have any resource or lesson plan links you'd like to submit. 

Here's to hoping we never have to use these, but staying hopeful that we'll be prepared if necessary! :)