Library Essential - Book Hospital

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I got around to making a book hospital and I'm so glad I did. 

My library consists of hundreds of books.  Every so often they start to fall apart.  When this happens my kids freak out!  They stop everyone around them and come and get me to fix it for them that very second.  This will happen no more thanks to this:
It's a book hospital!  So when a child finds a book that needs some repairs, they can put it in this bin and I can fix it when there is time.

Here is a side view.  I wanted it to match my Box Tops holder I made a few weeks ago.  This was my FIRST time using Mod Podge.  It was tricky but not as difficult as I thought it was going to be. 

This is what it started as:
It's just a book bin from Lakeshore.

This is where my inspiration came from:

I love that this tool gives my kids the chance to be problem solvers.  They get a ripped book in their hand and they know what to do with it.  Just in case they don't, a friend is always around to guide them towards the book hospital.  This is definitely an organization/classroom management idea I recommend to all my friends!

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47 comments

  1. Everything looks so cute. I love the paper fans you used for the table numbers. Where did you find them?
    ~Andi

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    1. Hi Andi,
      I made these rosettes with a die cutter. You can find the die on Stampin' Up here: http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=125594

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  2. I love the book hospital! The Dr. Owl is so stinking cute.

    Christine
    Tales From Rm 17!

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  3. I love the owl papers. I am having a hard time sticking to a theme this year, but owls are quickly winning out! (But robots are cute, too... how can I leave them behind? And the polka dots... and bookworms...) *Sigh*

    ✿Lynn
    Inside this Book

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    1. I feel your pain! I'm also the same way which is why I am not going to be hard on myself to bringing in other things into the room :)

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  4. "Owl" bet your kids are going to love your room! I sure do. My plan was to do owls this year, but our whole school is doing a Sports/Team theme so I had to put the owls away. Super cute!

    Kristi
    Learning's a Hoot

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    1. Owl bet:) Owl have to remember that one! You could always dress up your owls with some sports themed clothes and accessories? That would be adorable!

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  5. I've always had a book hospital too- but never thought about putting my moose on it. Now I've got to draw a Dr. Moose.
    ~Heather
    The Meek Moose

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    1. A moose doctor would be awesome. I'd love to see pictures of that!

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  6. OMG! Gotta Have It - the Book Hospital! I recognize that owl!
    Stop by soon.
    I am having a Linky about your All Time Favorite Teacher.

    :)
    Tamera
    http://myheartbelongsinfirst.blogspot.com
    Kaizactan2001@yahoo.com

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  7. A book hospital? How clever!

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  8. Your book hospital turned out great (as well as everything else)!
    Tracey
    Third Grade All Stars

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  9. I love the book hospital - so cute!

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  10. The book hospital is a fantastic idea! That way the kids know it will be taken care of but you don't have to stop everything and fix the book immediately! This is going on my "to-do" list. Thanks for sharing:)
    Natalie

    www.nataliesnook123.blogspot.com

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    1. Exactly! We just don't have the time to stop everything and tape up a book right there on the spot.

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  11. I love the book hospital - what a great idea! Definitely adding this to my list.

    Kara
    Spedventures

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  12. Fabulous Book Hospital.....I've been thinking about making one, too. Of course, I also got the inspiration from Pinterest! Imagine that!

    Dee
    Mrs. B's Nook

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  13. I love the book hospital! Such a great idea.

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  14. Your theme is ADORABLE! So precious.

    Come check out my blog at T is for Teaching :)

    Amber

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  15. I love, love, love your owl themed book hospital! :) Very cute!

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  16. Aw that turned out absolutely ADORABLE! :) And I love how different your idea is! I haven't seen it before- and that always makes me excited!

    Amanda
    Reaching for the TOP!

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    1. Thanks Amanda! This was so much work but totally worth it:)

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  17. I love all the owls! I am having an owl theme too... My table signs will look similar to yours! So Cute!

    Layla
    Fancy Free in Fourth

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  18. This looks great -- almost too cute to be a hospital! :)

    Sarah
    There's No Place Like Second Grade

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  19. I love all your owls!! Everything looks great :o)

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  20. So cute! Where did you get the owl on the book hospital?

    Jenny

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    1. Jenny,
      This owl is from the Hoot N' Holler Cricut cartridge. The owls on that cartridge are precious!

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  21. I had your owlphabet professionally printed today...It looks amazing! Thanks again!!
    Jenny
    Owl Things First

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    1. Yay! I would love to see some pictures!!!

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    1. Thanks so much! I love your blog by the way! It's so awesome to have you stop by. I have pinned tons of your projects!!

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  23. Your book hospital is adorable! I love all the owl stuff too. Super cute!

    Wendy
    One Happy Teacher

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  24. I like your book hospital! What a great idea and plan for cutting down on interruptions!
    Amy
    Where Seconds Count

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    1. I've started using it now and it has been wonderful! It just gets put away without making a big deal:)

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  25. This is adorable! I am doing an owl theme for the first time... LOVE THIS!
    - Michele
    MULTIAGE MOMENTS

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    1. Thanks!
      I've never done a full on theme yet, so this is exciting for me :)

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  26. So cute! You did a great job! I am a new follower! Come check me out too sometime!

    Angie
    Timeouts and Tootsie Rolls

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    1. I'm heading over to check our your blog right now :)

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  27. Your book hospital came out so cute!

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  28. so cute! where you did you find the nurse decal?

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    1. Gina,
      I cut the owl and the nurse gear using my Cricut using two cartridges. The owl is from Hoot N' Holler and the nurse gear is from Every Day Paper Dolls.

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  29. I love the "book hospital"! I have one, but I "need" to make it cuter! Thanks for the idea!

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  30. Would you be willing to share the image on TPT? I can't afford to pay $60 just for an adorable owl :(

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