Our Picture Book Library

 I want to share this little blissful (mostly) picture book library that I set up when everything was shut down for covid.  Now, take a deep breath if you are a minimalist. I am not a minimalist when it comes to books.  This library is dedicated mostly to picture books....because I have other places for my chapter books and still more places for my vintage books and still more places for my personal encouragement books and still more places for my craft books and still more places for our school books and of course the kids have shelves in their room.  A run on sentence because that parallels to my book storage.  It runs on and on and on...

What can I say?  We read a lot when we are home.  If we are not home, we are listening to audiobooks in the car.  I read to my kids for an hour at the beginning of the day and an hour at the end of the day.  We take a rest in the middle of the day to read on our own.  Plus the kids and I all read on our own before we go to bed.  Books are a big part of our lives.

The budget for furniture for this little library was $0...because I prefer to be thrifty. Someday we may invest in better shelves, but right now, I used what we have or could locate for free.  Many, many thanks to my neighbor who gave us the couch and chicken lamp. I still need to decide what I will put on the wall over the couch, but anyway, this is what it is for now (suggestions welcome!).

Without further ado, do come to my favorite spot in our house, our (mostly) picture book library. 

These are mostly picture books, with some historical nonfiction on top. The cabinet holds games.
The other side of this shelf has more picture books and our audiobooks in bins.
This shelf holds activity books and picture books below. The far shelf holds some classic works, Spanish books and games (I keep meaning to stitch a curtain for the game cabinet.

The far left is the science shelf (and also a shelf I found on the side of the road for free and painted up. 
Picture books for history on the left, picture books for science on the right.
This is the science shelf i got for free on the side of the road. 

This is history, the shelf I found in the house and painted. The end shelf is mine as a kid and it has some chapter book biographies.
The red shelf has some story puppets on it.  I also found that shelf in our house, fixed and painted it. It holds puzzles mostly. 
Still wondering what to put over the couch. Horsehair plaster makes me want to be 100% certain what I add before making holes.

This concludes our library tour. I have shown you the chapter book library space, pic below. 

 I suppose I could take more pictures of the various book nooks around our house if there are any other book nerds out there.  Thanks in advance for not telling me I have too many books, for can one ever have too many books? I think not. 

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