I am trying to expand my classroom library for next year. In my state, teachers only get a small amount of money from the school district and it has to cover everything for the classroom for the entire year - things like copier paper and board markers and staples and pencils and pens. It goes quickly. Last year, I was able to buy about 50 books for my classroom with it. I also purchased another 100 or so off of eBay with my own money. Right now, my classroom has about 200 books. A good classroom library should have at LEAST 500.
If, in the course of your spring cleaning, you find you have children's books to get rid of, please think of me. I am looking for books between 3rd and 7th grade level, especially chapter books. PM me and I will make arrangements to buy them from you. (Or, if you'd like to just donate them, I will gladly pay for the shipping!)