face-out browsing

for picture books

Children can independently flip through to select a title.

Librarians consistently report increased circulation after a switch to browsing bins for picture books. Books are shelved according to category of interest or authors last name.

picture book browsing bins
3 rows of browsing bins
2 rows of browsing bins
2 rows of browsing bins + 1 row of face-out display
2 rows of browsing bins + 1 row of spine-out

for board books

An engaging way to display board books.

Board books help instill basic ideas of language to the youngest library patrons. Displaying them face-out in bins allows for easy browsing.

4 rows of browsing bins
2 rows of browsing bins + 1 row of face-out display
3 rows of browsing bins

for early readers

Flip early readers to forward facing.

Many of our libraries are choosing to house their early reader collections in browsing bins. Signage helps organize and draw attention to this important collection.

2 rows of browsing bins + 1 row of spine-out
3 rows of browsing bins
2 rows of browsing bins + 1 row of spine-out

for AV

DVDs, CDs, and Video Games can be explored via
face-out browsing bins.

Face-out browsing bins lend themselves perfectly to finding AV materials. Available on A-frame or traditional shelving, with or without casters. 

mobile a-frame units for dvd's
3 rows of browsing bins
2 rows of browsing bins + 1 row of zig zag shelf

testimonials

"Our Picture Book circulation has increased by 56% since the installation of the face out bins. Wow!"
Ted Bodewes, Director
Thomas Ford Memorial Library
"The browsing bins are great! The top ledge allows us to display books, and the students can find books much more easily than when they are on a traditional shelf. This is especially true of the littlest students."
Margaret Janavicius, Library Media Specialist
Wescott Elementary School
"The biggest success story is the picture books - use of this collection increased a whopping 63%! Circulation of board books increased 18%.....I know that I'm telling you what you already know, but if you have anyone who is in doubt about the transition to "bins" for these collections, we'll gladly share our experience."
Sandy Whitmer, Director
Warrenville Public
“We have finally got our shelves in, put together, and the books on them. They are awesome and we love them! Thanks for all of your assistance. My principal is asking when we can replace the rest of the shelves!”
Jane Hardy, Media Specialist
Lane Elementary

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