the library: library books on display

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Today's children's room idea is all about library books.  We've always kept all of our books in the living room in a basket, easily accessible for moments when I need the kids to have some quiet time.  Recently, though, I realized how exciting it would be for the kids to feel as if they had their own library in their home.

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I remember when I was a little girl and my book-obsessed sister cataloged all of her books and had her own "library in her closet.  If i wanted to borrow one, she would stamp the card in the back of the book with the due date and loan it to me.  I thought that creating a simpler library feeling would be another fun addition to the room.

So now when we return home from the real library loaded with piles of books, I bring some enticing ones onto their "library" shelves.  Seeing the covers makes book reading so much more exciting for them.

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And the best part is that every week or two their "library" shelves change, with new exciting books out on display.

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Where do your kids keep their library books?

 

(If you missed the earlier ideas from this week's series on children's creative/play areas, see here and here.)

 

 

the sleepy time gal