Need a good way to organize your classroom library? Looking for individual storage solutions for students without enough desk space? Book bins are the answer! These versatile containers have tons of uses in any classroom. Here are our top picks.
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1. Really Good Stuff Rainbow Labels Book Bins (Set of 12)
Really Good Stuff makes a lot of classroom organization supplies, including some of the best book bins on the market. This set in a variety of colors includes blank labels on the front. Some reviewers note that they may tip when holding tall, heavy items, but they’re ideal for lining up on shelves.
2. Really Good Stuff Non-Tip Book Bins (Set of 6)
If you need sturdy bins that can stand on their own, try this set. The stabilizer wings help them stand up to tall, heavy books, magazines, and binders.
3. Storex Large Book Bins (Case of 6)
These bins have thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon, and they come in several sizes and colors. Individual bins can be snapped together on the sides to keep them in place, too.
4. Really Good Stuff Large Book and Organizer Bins (Set of 4)
These divided bins are outstanding for classroom libraries, especially those with lots of picture books. The dividers are removable and click firmly in place when in use.
5. Teacher Created Resources Chalkboard Print Bins (Set of 3)
How cute is the chalkboard print on these bins? Try using chalk markers to write in the open label space on the front.
6. Creatology Assorted Book Bins (Set of 12)
These larger bins work well for larger books, binders, folders, and more. You receive 12 assorted bins, though you’re not able to choose the exact colors.
7. Teacher Created Resources Reclaimed Wood Print (Set of 3)
If you’re not into bright primary colors or cutesy prints, you might like the look of these book bins. The reclaimed wood design features a write-on/wipe-off surface so you can adapt them for your needs over time.
8. Up & Up Book Storage Bin
Target’s basic bins are sold individually and come in a variety of colors, including blue, green, red, yellow, and purple. Slide them together on the side to connect them, if you like.
Buy it: Up & Up Book Storage Bin/Target
9. Bullseye’s Playground File Bins (Set of 7)
This set of 7 containers from Target’s bargain section can be connected together along the sides to create one unit or used separately. Front and back handles make them easy to lift.
10. Lakeshore Learning Connect & Store Bins
Lots of teachers rely on Lakeshore Learning’s quality products. They cost a little more than some other brands, but educators know they last longer and hold up to lots of wear and tear in the classroom. Buy these individually or in a set of 6.
11. Lakeshore Learning Heavy-Duty Bins
If you need larger bins for heavy books or binders, try these from Lakeshore Learning. Choose from half a dozen colors, or buy a set of six with one of each hue.
12. Pen + Gear Book Bin With Label
Pen + Gear is Walmart’s brand, and their bins are very affordably priced at only a couple of dollars each when you buy a set of six. The clear label pocket on the front is a nice touch, too.
13. Teaching Tree Colorful Book Bins
When you’re on a super-tight budget, Dollar Tree is the way to go. Buy them in store for a buck each, or order a case of 24 online so you’ll have enough for the whole class.
14. The Container Store Clear Book Bin
If you prefer to keep things simple and clean, check out these clear, sturdy bins from The Container Store. Grab handles on both sides make it easy to lift and move them, and they’re shaped to sit neatly side-by-side with no wasted space.
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