Thank you Mrs. B, from 180 Views from the Library Desk, for showing us a super way to use paint stirrers in the library!
She told us about it in the comments, but I know that some of you may not have read it down there in the fine print. I want to highlight her super idea. Mrs. B has one shelf marker per student, stores them in Pringle's cans for each class, puts the student barcodes onto the stick with a super tough Demco clear adhesive label, and each student keeps it for all of the years of elementary school. It becomes a combination shelf marker and library card. Cool!
Here is the video she made for her students in kinder and first, to show them how to use their "library sticks." (The photo is a link. When you click on it, you'll go to her wiki to see the video.)
Mrs. B, thank you for your generosity in sharing your "library stick" idea with us!