How to Create Your Own Home Library
A home library can serve a lot of purposes. For one thing, it looks very cool and elegant to have a home library that is visually appealing. You should think about what you want your library to say to people when they come visit your home. Do you want them to think wow she has a lovely display over there or would you be more comfortable having your library not be the center of attention. Either way you need to figure out where you want your home library to be and once you do, let the work begin.
You will need bookshelves, several of them. You can choose to use all the same shape or mix them up, the same goes for color and wood texture. Avoid putting your library in places that that have heavy moisture content as mold and books do not mix.
When you start adding books to your shelves you might want to put them in alphabetical order according to author’s last name. Once you start collecting books it can get very hard to find the title you are looking for if they aren’t in some type of order. Libraries use different types of ordering systems that could benefit your home library. Here are just a few. You can put them in Dewey decimal classification system, Library of Congress Classification and Alphabetizing.
Whatever system you decide to choose just make sure you understand how to file and use the system, otherwise there is so rhyme or reason, and your books will be a big mess.
To get you started we have created your child’s own personalized book labels suitable for school or home. Just print and glue or tape to your child’s favorite book. We made these for Read Across America Day this year but they can be also be used for your own home library. Print and share!