Book Bins - GIVEAWAY!!



One of my FAVORITE things in my room this year is my new book bins!  I mean just LOOK at how pretty these are!


This is how my my library used to look.



The bins were $1 bins from one of the dollar stores. They held a lot of books, but they weren't very sturdy, always fell over, and were constantly cracking.

So I decided since I was moving schools, it was perfect timing t redo my library!  I did a little Facebook survey of where people got their library bins...and did my research on the ones everyone mentioned.

My decision was easy.

So I got a TON of new bins! They are all over my room! These wonderful bins came from Steps to Literacy


They are so sturdy. They aren't flimsy at all. And they are pretty big! I only had about 2-3 books (in all of my thousands) that didn't fit in it. 





Not only am I using them for book bins, but I'm using them inside their team buckets. They will house their offices (test hiders), team folders, and the books they borrow from me.


I also have some that I'm using to story all of my supplies, materials, and resources I will need for the week. I used to use the drawers in my rolling craft cart or the pockets in my hanging pocket chart for file folders, but I really like how I can put bulky items in these tubs.


It took about 65-70 book bins to redo my whole library (and I had about 10 extra that I used NOT for my library shelves). And as you can see, I have quite the extensive library. ha! So you can really fit a lot in these bins too!

Steps to Literacy has been so generous and they are giving away TWO sets of 8 book bins!!

TWO winners will get 1 set of 8 bins - the colors will be orange, lime green, purple, bright blue, red, yellow, green, and blue.

Want to win a set??  Enter below in the rafflecopter! I will pick a winner Sunday night!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can see more on my Classroom Reveal Post!



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teacherfirst64 said...

This would be amazing! I am trying so hard to get organized and this would be the perfect birthday gift! :) I would LOVE the blue and green ones......I am doing an ocean theme and think they would work wonderfully!

Amy Myers said...

I would have to use primary colors and fun colors. Everything in my classroom is rainbow coordinated so I'd use red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. I love how your library turned out!

hsease said...

I could actually use any of the colors!! My sorta theme is bright chevron!! This would be such an awesome gift!

staci brandt said...

I would love blue and green, just like yours. Your library looks AMAZING!!! I only wish mine would look like that!! :)

irie deb said...

Loved your ideas on how you are using these bins. Thanks for sharing & for wanting to give some away. I too am trying to have more organized classroom!!!

tennisluvr4lyf said...

I love the colors of the bins! I'm using bright green now on top of my library. But they definitely aren't as sturdy as these bins!

danae said...

I could definitely use the primary colors packs. Everything in my new room is red, blue, green, and yellow. I love your library. SO CUTE and organized :)

chelsea said...

Thanks!! New classroom, remodeled school. I need ALL the organizing help I can get :-)

Jessica Hotchkiss said...

These bins would be great for the storage of my lesson materials and got my kiddos stuff at their groups. I would love any of the colors!

malibujak said...

Would absolutely love a set of these bins for an overcrowded library of books. Having to redo a library every year is a pain and these bins would definitely fix that! Love ALL the colors!

jesslemon said...

I love your set-up! That is just how I want mine to be set up!!

Judy said...

I would love the fun color set!!!

Debbi Watson said...

Love the colors you chose! Perfect for my table bookcases. Each table could group their INBs in there & eliminate some desk clutter!

Amy Kuti said...

Love your library! Looks so nice! I love the neon colors as well! So bright! I would love to win! :)

MJ said...

These look awesome! I love my word wall desk labels from Steps to Literacy, too!

Lnabors said...

I love the fun colors. I love the blues and greens. Thanks for a great giveaway!

8e186cf4-2538-11e4-80b1-87fd4811f4f9 said...

I would love either one!!! Your library looks fantastic !!!

Melissa Young said...

I am happy to see you can order sets separately. I would start with lime green and bright blue, but maybe use red for my own materials. They look fabulous!

8e186cf4-2538-11e4-80b1-87fd4811f4f9 said...

I would love either one!!! Your library looks fantastic !!!

Amy Seidle said...

The purple and blue would look great in my room ;)

Carrie said...

Wow! Your room looks beautiful! I absolutely love the primary color book baskets!!

Courtney B said...

I love the fun colors set!

Alicia McClure said...

These would be a great addition to my room!

zputty said...

The green and blue would be perfect - I actually have these in a cart online, trying to talk myself into spending the money. Fingers crossed!

Roxane Fox said...

These are so colorful and would help my library so much. I like the lime green and blue.

Fonda Jones said...

These are perfect! I love the way yours look !

8e186cf4-2538-11e4-80b1-87fd4811f4f9 said...

The fun color set looks great!!!

Jennifer Johns said...

I love Steps to Literacy. I've used their chair pouches for years. Your room is beautiful! I do blue and green as well, and it's very calming for me and my kids!

Sara P said...

I love how colorful these are. I always struggle with library organization. These would be great!

Lori Alford said...

I would need primary colors!

Michelle Meulemeester said...

I love the alternating green and blue! Looks GREAT!

Kim said...

Your library looks wonderful! I would love to use either color set in my classroom.

Thanks,
Kim
khenry22@aol.com

Shelley Carter said...

I need these. My library baskets are very flimsy and are really starting to sag. I love the colors!

Patty Rutenbar said...

These are so bright. I think lime green and purple woul look great in my room. Thanks!
Patty
Pjrbar@charter.net

Denise Tobe said...

Love the lime and blue! Those are my classroom colors!

Tiffany Kraemer said...

What a great giveaway! These bins would come in handy in so many ways! tkraemer07@gmail.com

Jaclyn Reiman said...

I LOVE these bins, I NEED these bins. I have so many wonderful books and magazines but they don't have the proper home; ( Poor books they wind up getting bent and ripped. PLEASE help me save my poor helpless and defenseless books from the dollar store bins.

Jessica said...

What an awesome giveaway! I redid my classroom library last year, but could always use more bin! Thanks for your generosity (and theirs!).

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MereMere said...

These look great! I would love the blue and green like yours! meredith.mitchell@nhcs.net

Kari said...
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tamrnc said...

I would love the primary colors! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kari said...

Love the primary and your library!! aftershockrut@comcast.net

Elyse said...

I love the fun colors set. This would be a wonderful way to organize my classroom library.

Toya said...

These would be perfect for me since I'm at a new school and have limited resources!

Chasity said...

Ah! My library area is a mess. It is the area I need the most help organizing! These would be perfect.

Karen Redmond said...

I would love to win these bins in the fun colors...thank you for offering this giveaway!

Cindy E. said...

I love the book bins! The ones you have would match my room decor perfectly! I like the way you've organized your class library too!

Kim said...

I would choose the fun colors set. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

A Rill Classroom said...

You can never have too many book bins....or books. I think you have more out than I do. I would love a set in the primary. It works with my Hollywood theme. But I do love your color theme in your room. So bright and cheery. As always I enjoy catching up on your blog.
Heather
A Rill Classroom

Cindy Lusk said...

The "Fun Colors" would work great in my classroom! My room is painted light blue!

26 said...

Love the primary colors!!! Would love to do this too! Jmacerata@gmail.com

Audra Madigan said...

Love the organization!

Theresa Eure said...

These bins are wonderful and I have the same issues with my library. The bins that I have are not sturdy and tend to fall over. I would love the blue and orange! Go Gators

Kimberly Morris said...

The fun colors set would match my kindergarten classroom perfectly!! I am opening a brand new school & they would make my classroom library looks so inviting like yours!!

P Bean said...

I would absolutely LOVE to win these. I am trying to redo my classroom library and this would help me so much! Thanks fo rthe opportunity!

Kimberly Morris said...

The fun colors set would make my classroom library so inviting for my little kindergarten sweeties:) I'm opening a new school & would love these bins to be a part of my new classroom!!

Susan Bonadies said...

Your old library is what my current library looks like! Want to definitely redo mine next year with these buckets. Will have to put that in my budget for next year.

Unknown said...

I would love these for my new classroom! Sewshelby@gmail.com

Deanashay White said...

Yes, yes, yes! I would love to have some book bins to organize my library. I've been thinking about doing this. Oh this would really help get me on track. Thanks

Angela Nerby said...

My classroom has the same color scheme as yours, so I would go for the turquoise and green ones! Thanks for the opportunity :)

Teaching Eternity said...

These book bins look great - I am using canvas bins right now, and I don't like how get misshapen with the books leaning against them. I would love something different!

Sandy Babauta said...

Steps to literacy has quality products that last. I would be so excited to win the purple set.

Angelt1 said...

The fun colors set would be perfect!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Love these bins! My room is mostly primary colors, so that's what I'd go with. My bins are old and showing a lot of wear- I'd love some new ones!
Betty

Katie Hoy said...

These are great bins! I would love the primary colors set. They sure would brighten up any classroom.

Gwenn Belton said...

This makes your classroom pretty as well as neat. Would love to have these!

irbymd said...

The bright blue and lime green colors would fit perfectly with my color scheme!!!

Angel Norman said...

I love mine that I got over the summer! I got both colorful sets and placed then in rainbow pattern!! I can not wait for my kids to see them!!

ksteacher81 said...

The Fun color set would look perfect in my neon and black room.
Ruthanne

AJJ said...

Organizing my library is on my list for the first week of school. I don't have a color theme in my room so any set would work!!

Michelle M said...

Love the primary colors bins! They would be great for organizing lots of things in my room!

catherine said...

Your library (and room) look amazing. The fun colors would work best, but I like the primary as well. I work at a small private school and we buy everything, so I've already spent $75 just on bins and still need more. This would be such a great giveaway to win, thanks for a chance!

Catherine

Kerri Bowers said...

Love these bins!! I would pick the primary colors to match my room :) All of your ideas are AMAZING! I am constantly looking to your blog for inspiration & help! I am also a fan of your stuff I have purchased on TPT :)

bluesasha said...

Love these bins, I ordered some of these and need some more to complete my room in fun colors. Awesome looking library, so organized. Totally envious.

Carrie Ogulnick said...

How AWESOME!! I am in need to redo my library as well. I use those dollar bins right now :)

Kimberly H. said...

I LOVE these book bins! They would help make my classroom library much more inviting with the bright colors!

Ellen said...

Love the colors you used.

Meganoakes said...

My library looks like your before picture. I want it to look like the after picture! I love the primary colors!

Ellen said...

I would use the primary colors.

Robyn Anstey said...

I love the primary color bins!

tandk said...

The FuN Colors would be a fabulous fit for my 3rd grade classroom!

Amanda Yoshida said...

What an incredible idea!! I would be happy with any set :)

Teachingtochangelives@gmail.com

Karen F. said...

Since I dont have any I would love the fun colors!! I was given some hand me downs my first year and they fell apart my second year and I havent been able to afford any this year :-( My fingers are sooo crossed!!! Thanks for the chance to win :-)
Karen
tommysmom0206@yahoo.com

Angie said...

The primary colored bins would work for my room. I bought some book boxes from Steps to Literacy a few years ago and I love their durability.

Jennifer Brown said...

I would use the primary colors with my superhero theme. The kiddos in my classroom are the superheroes in their lives. Many have to over come many obstacles before coming to school each morning. They would love to select books and other work materials from these "better-than" what we have bins.

Tonya Livengood said...

I love how your library is organized. These bins would make a great addition to my classroom. Thanks for sharing and for having such an awesome giveaway.

Mrs. Bachar's Class said...

I would LOVE the blue and green bins! They would match my room perfectly!!

Kenzie said...
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Erin Warden said...

Wow! That looks so amazing with the color coordinated bins! I love it!

Stacia Seagroves - Stacia's Scoop said...

I love these bins! My mentor teacher has them and they hold up so well! Your library looks wonderful!

Stacia
Stacia's Scoop

Kenzie said...

I would love to use these in my classroom library! I would love the Fun Colors set. It would go with my color theme!! These look awesome

Veronica Maurice said...

I have book bins that are really faded and some are cracked. I would love to win a set from Steps to Literacy! The colors are so bright and they are a bit wider. Thank you for the chance to win.

Rhesia M. said...

I have a rainbow theme. Therefore, both the Primary colors or the Fun colors would work in my classroom.

Mrs. Hennessy said...

I would LOVE these!!!!! I need new bins for my library too!!!!!!! I would love the FUN COLORS set!!!! They go very well with my SWEET TREAT classroom theme!!!!

megan said...

I have a blue and green color scheme. I would want the blue and green bins just like yours. My boxes right now are all different but I just don't have the resources yet to change them. poohm12@hotmail.com

wyguymom said...

I would pick fun colors, I have lime, orange, and teal mostly in my room.

shan19 said...

There is nothing better than new library bins to perk up a classroom! I have been using the same ones for 15+ years, so these would be a nice update!

Chrissi626 said...

I moved to a new grade this year. I would love to have the green ones for my frog theme.

shan19 said...

Forgot to add... I love the fun colors!

jhudson said...

I would LOVE to win the blue and green book bins!!! I think the two color pattern is just adorable. Thank you so much for the chance to win them!!!

1stgradefireworks said...

FUn colors please! LOVE BOOK TUBS! THANKS! Wendy 1stgradefireworks

Mrs. Carlson's 2nd Grade Classs said...

I love Steps to Literacy bins. Purple and blue would be great for my class.

ThrillsandFrills inFirst said...

Fingers crossed!! I am in the process of re doing my library, and I would LOVE these

alishakruz said...

I would use the primary colors because that's my theme! I love how your library turned out!

Mary Van Ochten said...

It is so funny. I am always looking for new things to make my classroom look better. My principal told me my room is always so cute and that she is sending people to me for my organizing/decluttering advice this year! I would love the bins that are the fun colors. They truly would fit my theme and all of the colors that I am going with this year. Thank you for the chance. BTW, I just love, love your pics of your new library!! :)

TeamTis#1 said...

I LOVE these!!!!! I have had my eye on them for 2 years now.....thank you for the opportunity! Your library is amazing. Thank you for sharing your ideas!

Cathy Rodriguez said...

My bins are old and cracking also. Your library looks wonderful!

Mrs. Brown said...

I shared this giveaway on twitter!

https://twitter.com/kellybb31/status/500638814285488129

Sarah Mcreynolds said...

I could defiantly use these new bins. They look fabulous! I love the fun colors set!

Mrs. Brown said...

I would get the primary set because that is my class theme....thanks so much!

Mrs. Yazzie's Classroom News said...

Although I currently have a small set of blue book bins, I could use almost any color. I do really like the "fun colors" though.
cryazzienj@yahoo.com

Cheryl Jones said...

I would love the blue and green ones just like yours! I use turtles in my classroom theme and have created blue and green labels for everything. Thanks!

Cheryl
Techie Turtle Teacher

Lauren Fulmer said...

I'm always looking for new ways to organize my classroom! I love the fun colors!

Jess said...

I think the fun colors would work best for me. I'm currently using dollar store bins too... but I hope to be able to get bins like these next year! Thanks for the chance!

Kelly Cappell said...

Great giveaway! Your library looks amazing! I would choose the fun colors set.

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

I want the bright blue and green for my sea theme...I wish SO badly that I ordered from Steps to Literacy. I am naive I guess because I ordered some from Really GS and two of them arrived last week CRACKED! Ugh, I don't have time to deal with that... Thank you, kathy ThePaperPumpkin@aol.com

Mailloux said...

Love Steps to Literacy! I use their bins as the kids' book boxes and am always adding them for library and supplies as well. Thanks for this!

Dawn Koelle said...

I love the fun colors. I declared this the year of library organization - both in the classroom and my children's rooms at home.

Vickie said...

I hate the bins I have now!! I would love these in primary colors!!! :)

Diana said...

I love these bins! I would use a variety of the colors. I don't have a color scheme in my room.

Mrs. Yazzie's Classroom News said...

I keep wondering about your book bin labels. Are they in your store?

Lisa said...

Wow! Your library looks fantastic! You've got great labels too. I love the blue and green. I don't really have a theme but try to stick to blue and green. Thanks!

LovingFirstGrade said...

My library looks like your old one!! I love the new look!!way to start a new school and a new year!

Angélica Velasco Trejo said...

I would so much like to be a mexican teacher that had those beautiful bins like yours! I love your classroom, looks very pretty :)

Debbie said...

WOW! Your library is beautiful. This is my first year teaching and I inherited a library from a teacher who retired after 29 years and it looks like your old one. I would love these new bins.

Krista said...

I would love the green and yellow primary color bins. Those are the colors I use in my monkey/jungle themed room!

Maraye Davis said...

I would love a set of these bins! The lime green set works great with my Moose and Friends from Carson-Dellosa! :) davismaraye@gmail.com

Kwinters said...

Would love purple and green!

Michelle Scotese said...

I would love to have the fun colors!
Your library is beautiful!
Michelle
www.mrsscotese.blogspot.com

Ali Danzeisen said...

I love this idea! Your library is so neat and organized.

ALY Yanez said...

Great bins for multiple uses!

Melinda S said...

My color scheme is ocean/beach so I would love all of these colors!

Roberta Hall said...

Love the colors of your bins and how you have organized your library. I'm in need of doing this for mine. Thanks for sharing the information.

Laura Scheunemann said...

I'd have to copy-cat you and go with the lime green and bright blue! I already have those colors going in my room, although I haven't done nearly the job you have with coordinating. I still have those $1 Dollar Store bins in my library! ;)

Megan Gillman said...

I would love to have the book boxes any color! I can find many uses for them!

Kendra said...

These are awesome! I love them!

Cindy said...

The fun colors would work best in my room. Love these, they seem very sturdy!

M Barrett said...

I love the colors in your classroom…I use blue, green and some yellow..we are the FROG classroom at my school. ;) Your library make-over looks fabulous. I am in the midst of changing my numbers to letters (if they change it again, I don't know what I will do…I have a lot of books like you do!)… Have a great school year! :)

Carla Patch said...

Love the bins and your "new" library...you can never have enough bins:)

dremilylevine said...

The fun colors for sure!! I have a ton of books that need a home!! Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

Becky Fraser said...

I would love these! My husband thinks I'm a container/bin addict and gives me a hard time when I buy more. He couldn't get mad if I won them though. :-)

Sarah said...

The fun colors set would work great in my room, minus the orange since my room is purple, lime and turquoise. Your library looks great!

Becky Fraser said...

I would pick fun colors.

Shannon Henderson said...

I am wanting to redo my library as well. I have never heard of these bins. They look great.

Kristen Lewis said...

Wow! Your library is amazing!! This year I am doing a superhero theme. I think the red and bright blue would look good.

pupsgal said...

Your library looks amazing! There are so many great uses for these bins. I would use them to hold my student's notebooks for their table groups.

Rachel Bakker said...

The Fun Colors set would work best with my current decor, but I'd take anything over not having any at all!!!

Brooke Abdramane said...

These bins look amazing! Unfortunately my library is a mix and match right now and I don't have the funds to replace it. I also love how you used them for your students' supplies and your daily supplies. I will be bookmarking this page so I can remember where you got them from for the future! :)

pupsgal said...

Forgot to say I would choose the Fun Colors! My room is bright and cheery with these colors.

Dana Rourke said...

I use a different brand bin, but these look much nicer. The bins I use crack and tend to tip over.

Cassie LaFranchi said...

Wow! Such an amazing giveaway! The Plastic Book Boxes - Primary Colors would work best for my classroom. Thank you for the opportunity.

lisaher said...

Love the Fun Colors!!!!

tkjadams said...

I love the fun colors for my library!

kmedvigy said...

Fun colors - blue, purple & green!

Janice McKnight said...

I love the blue and green bins that you have. Those would be awesome! If I won, I wouldn't turn down any colors. They are greatly needed!!

august19 said...

I love these bins! The fun colors would totally match my room. The prices are reasonable too.

Suzanne Kienzle said...

These are fabulous! Sadly my library now looks like your before picture...lol All summer I have been trying to find the perfect bins to change the library up...keeping my fingers crossed!

Marci said...

The fun colors: green, purple, and blue would go great with my room. (And look a lot better than the dollar store bins)

Breanne Simons said...

I love those fun colors you used...the bright blue and green look fabulous! :)

Jen L said...

I LOVE the fun colors! They would be amazing in my new classroom!

Cara Taylor said...

I love all the colors! I'm not picky so surprise me;)

Debbie Rozhon said...

The primary colors set would work perfectly in my classroom! Our school-wide them this year is Super Heroes so those primary colors would look great in my classroom!

Eileen Boyle said...

I have the cheap bins . I can use some of these colorful bins to brighten up my library .
Eileenb3434@gmail.com

Cassie Pearson said...

Love!

Carmen said...

Love these! Where did you get your labels?

Lori Huhne said...

I would love the primary colors!
lhuhne@optonline.net

alewis said...

Love the colors and the labels too!

Andrea Gomez said...

I would LOVE to have the neon bins!

Shannon Rolfe said...

Love these!!!

Sue Bourque said...

I like the primary. I also have the flimsy dollar store bins. These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Ms. Anderson said...

The blue and green from the fun colors would be a perfect match in my room!

Tabatha Mccown said...

I am loving the colors in your room!

Casey Jo said...

The fun colors for sure! They would be perfect!

Kate said...

Love these!

pdxjenno said...

I love the colors you choose! Bright blue and red would best fit my current classroom color scheme :)

Josie Flores said...

Your library looks great! I would love the blue and green ones.

M.Garcia said...

I use the dollar store bins and they are definitely not working out! I love the fun colors!! I love the light blue and orange!

Sue Johnson said...

Oh...to have sturdy bins that match! That would start my year off right!

Jessica Olsen said...

I also use cheap Walmart bins for my classroom library. Every year I want to redo my bins but I never want to spend the money! One of these times I am really going to do it - I love your library!

aes17 said...

Looks awesome! Love the colors!

Erin said...

That looks so NICE, and I think that they will be easy to keep organized!

kmedvigy said...

Blue, purple & green

Dynelle Dunn said...

I love the fun colours set!

Dynelle Dunn said...

I love the fun colours set!

Kelly said...

I would love the same exact bins you have! That's my color scheme!!!

Sweet P's Boutique said...

Any color would be great ! I don't have anything at all and need these.

Megan Steele said...

Blue and green would be perfect for me!

Tom Baldwin said...

My daughter would love to win these.

Laura said...

I would love to have some of these sturdy book bins in my classroom library. The colours would be a great match to my Dots on Turquoise.

Katy Mushinski said...

I would LOVE to have these for my room at my new school!! Kmushinski88@yahoo.com

Nellie said...

I would love a set!

Devinne Baldwin said...

I would love to win! I would love the purple and lime green together! <3

Melanie Little said...

Love them!! Blue and Green would be perfect!

Lisa said...

I LOVE these bins! I keep running to the dollar store to see if they have my bins in stock. They don't. These are what I'm looking for - sturdy and books will fit.

Paula Smith said...

Love them. fun colors would fit in perfectly!

OhioMom2 said...

I would want to try lime green and purple bs

Sarah Raynor said...

Woooo! Love these

Mrs. Reinartz said...

I love the fun colors! Eickejn@gmail.com

Nicole from Teaching With Style said...

I love the fun colors! Thanks for the opportunity to win these! One of my good friends just got a new teaching job and her classroom doesn't have any book bins. If I win, I would give these to her! :)

itsallgoodreally.me said...

I would love be be organized like you are! That is my goal this year! I would love to have the fun colors.

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