Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Organization in the Homeschool Library


I spent the better half of last night and this morning organizing our homeschool library, a.k.a. the bookshelves above. With five children and 15 years of homeschooling, we have accumulated a TON of books that got placed here, there and everywhere. The shelves were a total mess and it drove me completely crazy.

I crave organization. I grabbed Ryan and together we took every book off the shelves, weeded out those we no longer need (posted them on Paperback Swap and Half.com), and put the books in a decent order back on the shelves.

We organized the shelves into categories:

History & Geography
Science
Math
Literature and Reading (took four shelves for this category)
Bible
Games
Josh's College Books and Photo Albums
DVDs and Videotapes

The children have been given strict orders to NOT mess these shelves up! They may take books, read and use them, then place back where they belong. Let's see how long that lasts.

My next project is to actually catalog our books. That'll take a while.
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