This is the third post in the series Starting a Homeschool Library. You can read the previous posts here:
Starting a Homeschool Library
Finding Affordable Books to Build Your Homeschool Library
No blog series on beginning a home library would be complete unless there was at least one post dealing with book shelves. They seem to be the bane of every book lover I know. They are expensive, there never seems to be enough room for them, and yet they are never big enough!
Before I continue with a description of our shelving and organization I thought I would share a little inspiration. I created a Pinterest board just for this purpose. No wildly imaginative fantasy shelves here, just simple, practical budget savvy solutions you can manage on your own:
Follow the link on the following pin for a great article about a minimalist homeschooling library. A minimal library means you can have minimalist shelves. Our library is anything but minimalist, but we still make use of simple wooden crates just like these.
I pinned this image to remind myself that books needn’t be ‘just so’. And while I’m fairly certain these shelves aren’t prefabbed, I thought that perhaps even prefabbed shelves could be painted. I’ve never tried it – have any of you? If so leave a comment and let me know about your experience.
Follow us on Pinterest if you are interest in these ideas.