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Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Village in the Library

You know how one activity must precede another?  I so badly wanted to set up my Christmas village on this deep window ledge today, but first I had to sort stacks of books first.  I should have taken a "before" picture.   Books were stacked 18" high every-which-way on this ledge, on the floor, two rows deep on the upper shelves.  So I was ruthless and went through the entire wall of books from the ceiling to the floor and have three shelves full in another room now that will go on after New Years.  This felt so good - so right, and now I have the reward of seeing my Christmas village with all it's pretty lights.

The two shelves of books directly beneath the village are the children's lending library.  I have books for toddlers up to older elementary.   Some were my own children's books when they were young.  There are several visiting neighborhood grandkids who come to the lake in the summer and I encourage them to come borrow two or three books at a time for those occasional boring or rainy days.   It is fun to have them here.  And now I have a toddler grandchild of my own to enjoy my library as well.


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your Christmas Village looks very pretty, Pat. I've saved many of my children's childhood books as well as some of my own childhood books! They bring back such sweet memories, don't they?

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Your Christmas village is lovely, especially when lit up at night. I love your idea of a lending library, children's books are such treasures & should be shared!