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November 12th, 2012

Children’s Library

Children's Library

November can be a tricky month, sandwiched between holidays as it is, especially when you take on Nanowrimo, which yours truly decided to do this year. What is Nanowrimo? National novel writing month! You have thirty days to churn out a 50,000 word novel. I know right! Craaazy! I did it in 2007, completed it, and thought hey, what with how busy I am surely I can write an additional 1700 words per day.

 

I must say it is worth it. The catharsis involved in pure creative writing is bliss. I am tempted to throw a chapter down here, but the story is so young and I wouldn’t want to frighten it. Soon enough, a glimpse will land here. I promise! Until then, how awesome is this library? As a kid, libraries were one of my favourite places, I have strong memories of many school libraries (we moved alot!) and often feel nostalgia when I think about them. There is just something so wonderful about a room devoted to books.

 

What I love About this Library:

  • Bright light
  • Shelving
  • Red accents
  • You can hide it if you close the curtains
  • The curtains and accessories could be changed for a different colour scheme

 

Tips for Creating your Own Children’s Library:

  • If your child loves a certain type of books you could determine a colour scheme
  • Bring in blankets to soften the room and different types of lighting so the library can be used effectively at different times of day. You will want softer lighting for bedtime reading
  • Use some shelving for display of new or favourite reads
  • for visual interest try stacking some books vertically and some horizontally

 

I would forgo the island area and add a dozen colourful pillows, the room could be used for awesome pillow forts and reading time. What would you add to your version of a children’s library?

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