We have bookshelves.... everywhere.
And could still use more!
I even have books stacked double width in some places, so often times I am forgetting what I have that I could be using simply because I don't see it.
And then there are the library books! I usually have anywhere from 20 - 40 books checked out from the library at any given time.
So.... how do you organize your own home library?
Well, thanks to some wonderful cyberfriends on my favorite homeschooling board (FIAR, btw), I received my answer. GuruLib !!
Now I can catagorize all my curricula, e-books, and dvds....
....plus all those books I acquire through library sales!
Yes, I know what you're thinking. If I just straightened up the shelves then I wouldn't lose track of what I have. But, it seems, they are always getting messed up anyway.
So that's also where a colored dot system will be put in place.
I started the colored dots with my last batch of library sale finds.
For example, green is for science, yellow is for history, and red is for fiction. But, I need more shelving space as you can see.
As I go through the books to catalog them into GuruLib, I'll also be decluttering the ones I really don't need or we have outgrown and aren't classics I want to keep.
This fits with my motto for 2011: See it, Simplify it, Share it. I'm excited to be off and running.