The last couple of weeks I have been combing garage sales in pursuit of bookcases/shelving. In a fit of impatience I had unpacked the last of our stored books, all 20 boxes of adult fiction and faith. For several weeks they lay lining the floor of our library, spines facing up, but this was only meant to be temporary.
Having every confidence that God would supply as He always does, I set out on Saturday morning with newspaper and map in hand. I hit ‘paydirt’ at a book store in town which had closed down. For $40 each we became the new owner of double sided shelves that are 2.4metres in length, five shelves high on both sides. Admittedly they are rather narrow as they are designed for paperbacks.
The two shelves up the middle of the room make the room look very much like a library. In fact I have shelved the adult fiction alphabetically by author.
To fit the shelves in our library I had to dismantle my picture book bins which I loved:( but I have kept the picture books grouped in their box themes and am planning to rotate themes instead.
I have so much organising planned, the curriculum books have to be sorted, and the adult faith books have to be grouped in a logical manner.
I envisage several days of sorting and organising, oh happy days:)