I recently purchased a big batch of these babies to help organize the non-fiction section a little bit better and to give better signage for the lower readers.
I then went through each non-fiction section and used the book-stops to separate subject categories and added a label to make it easy to spot those books.
I created a non-fiction book helper based on this product from Kathryn Garcia so that my book-stops have the same pictures as my non-fiction helpers. I did purchase this product, but realized after a few weeks, I needed to customize it based on the most popular non-fiction sections of my Media Center.
Since adding these labels and introducing the non-fiction helpers, I have seen an increase in non-fiction check outs, even from the younger students. And I've had a decrease in questions like "Where are the basketball books? Where are the snake books? Where are the books about planets?" It has been a sanity saver. Kathryn really is a genius for thinking this one up. Stop on by her TpT store and check it out. She has lots of other great library products, too.
In our fiction area, we have a lot of books in a series, but not all of them are numbered on the spine, or the numbers are rubbing off. I have a lot of students who like to read books in a series in order. Sometimes it really does matter if you skip a book. I wanted to come up with a uniform way to label books in a series.
So I purchased some of these little fellas. Well, just the white ones, and in 1/4" size.
I didn't want to crowd up the spine with a larger label, so these small circle dots work perfect. I wrote down the series number of the book, and adhered it to the spine of the book. Now all of our books in a series are numbered and patrons are happy to be able to find the next book in their favorite series. It also helps make shelving easier.
Do you number books in a series? If so, what method or types of labels do you use? Do you have any special organizational tips to share?