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Love My Library Book Fair Step by Step

If you are like many public school libraries, you can use some extra funds. Whether it is for the latest literature, or a technology upgrade, it's no secret many educational institutions are under-funded. We want to help. Here is a step by step guide to how a Love My Library Reimagined Book Fair would work in your school!

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How does a Love My Libary Book Fair Work at a School?

There are two ways to conduct a Love My Library Book Fair. If students have access to a personal device such as a Chromebook, a teacher can guide them to a screen where they select their teacher and then they are able to create an account and pick books to put on their bookshelf that they want. If students do not have access to a personal device such as a Chromebook, they can be taken to the library or a computer lab, sit down at a computer, and the screen will already have up the page where they select their teacher. They can then create their account and fill their bookshelf with books they want. Remember, every reader who promotes the Love My Library book fair by sending 10 emails and posting on social media through the easy to use Love My Library platform will get a FREE BOOK! Also, those who send 10 texts will qualify for a nationwide drawing for a trip to Disney!

Love My Library is a book fair reimagined. It combines literacy with raising funds to purchse books. Students gather support and the more support they gather, the more book bucks they earn to get their own books. Meanwhile, the library is able to raise Depot Dollars to spend on books or is able to cash out 25% of the depot dollars earned for a check!

Love My Library is the number one pick because it's so easy. Readers use the latest technology to let supporters know they are wanting books.. Supporters donate money to support the library and the reader they know. Students earn books and a while the library raises funds to spend on books, or to get funds at the end of the event.

1. Sign Up

The first step is signing up and choosing to do a book fair.

computer sign up

The person in charge of the book fair will be the one to do this. Normally it is the librarian.

They'll simply go to and create an account. Then from their dashboard they can choose to do a book fair once they have determined the time frame they want to hold it. Then they'll need to enter the teachers so when students sign up, they'll be able to pick their teacher.

2. Reader Sign Up

Teachers will be scheduled to come into the library or computer lab. They'll have a page loaded on each computer that already has them as the teacher.

create your bookshelf

Alternatively they can give students a link that already has them as the teacher so readers can pull up the page on their own personal device such as a Chromebook.

The readers visit the page to enter in their information and pick out their books.

3. Build a Bookshelf

This is where the virtual book fair begins for readers. Students are able to go on the site, type in their name, and then build their bookshelf.

add to bookshelf

They select books that they want to earn.

Love My Library has over 3,000,000 books to choose from!

To watch a short video on how to build a bookshelf, click here!

4. Take Home Sheet

Readers go home with a take-home sheet so they can access their bookshelf after their parent/guardian has registered them.

Reminder Sheet

They can also edit their bookshelf.

Now it's time to earn those books!

5. Readers Gather Supporters

The process is simple for readers to begin gathering supporters to earn free books.

Baily at Disney

If they send 10 automated text messages through the Love My Library Book Fair platform, they'll be entered into a nationwide drawing for a trip to Disney!

They can also send automated email messages.

Sharing their goal through Facebook will net them the free book they picked!

Love My Library Book Fairs Reimagined makes it simple.

6. View Progress in Real Time

Admins can view the progress over their admin dashboards and have steps to encourage participation.

Admin Dashboard

There are several marketing materials for the admin to use such as documents and videos.

There are also a list of automated messages to send at different points of the book fair to send to encourage participation.

You can see it real time how many donations have come in as well as reader dashboards to see how many supporters they've accumulated.

7. Get Books

Once the book fair has ended, the admin can spend donated funds to purchse books.

Filled Shelf

They can also select a cash option and convert 25% of Library Depot Dollars into cash.

There's no need to spend time keeping track of items. There's no need to have extra space to store the items.

You have enough on your plate.

With Love My Library, it's all automated!

8. Orders Shipped

Readers fill their cart with books they want and buy the books with book bucks they've earned.

orders shipped

Admins also spend their depot dollars at this time on the items they want.

9. Receive Goods

After 10 calendar days book bucks are gone and depot dollars are converted to 25% cash and a check with 80% of that amount is sent out. Then after 20 calendar days the final check is sent out with the remainder of the money..

recieve books

Remaining depot dollars are converted to 25% cash and a check is sent to the library.

There are no displays to set up and number of books and goods to keep track of. There are no candles, calendars, or cookie dough tubs to peddle.

All books arrive at the school for book distribution day!

Books are pre-seperated by teacher classrooms.

If you're ready for the easiest, most rewarding library fundraiser available, sign up today!