Thursday, June 23, 2011

The things I do for my students - even during the summer

I've been acquiring quite a few hardcovers as of late - either through parent donations or from my library's awesome used book store. Problem is, my hardcover dust jackets used to get really banged up because of how much they'd get passed around. So a couple years ago I realized I needed to start covering my dust jackets - like the library does. So every year I use some of my school's individual teacher budget to buy dust jacket covers.

So this is what I've been doing for the better part of today: genre labeling and dust jacket covering all these books:
And I'm only halfway done! I still have more to do. But I'm taking a break from it today and will resume tomorrow. Tonight the hubby and I are going to dinner at a very popular diner in Ferndale that was featured in Diners, Drive-ins and Dives called The Fly Trap. Can't wait!


  1. I love covering dust jackets with mylar covers. I work in a library, and every now and then, I get to process books, which means sometimes, I get to put the mylar covers on dust jackets. The books look so pretty and new when you're done. I love it.

  2. Great idea. I wonder where you can purchase them from.

  3. Ann, I order them online from Demco. It's a library supply company. They're not cheap, but like I said, I use some of my individual teacher budget from my school to purchase them.

    Kelly, I enjoy doing it too especially, like you said, when you get to see how nice and shiny it is when you're done. Though it can get a bit tedious if you're doing a lot of them. I like to do one or two at a time, but this pile is seeming a bit insurmountable!

  4. You are too good! I should be doing this too....

  5. People have no idea of all the things that teachers do in their "spare" time! I remember covering Scholastic paperbacks with contact paper just to help them last longer!