Creating a Home Library

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Comfy chairs, shelves full of books, a quiet afternoon. You don’t have to go to your local library to find these. Not when you can create perfect places to read right in your own home.

Sit, lounge, flop: Reading can happen anywhere! A comfy chair in the living room, draped over a bed, or sprawled across a bean bag in the rec room; these are all great places to get lost in a good book. Add good lighting, a spot to set a drink or a snack, and a cozy pillow or blanket and your middle-grade reader will be good-to-go.

Stack, sort, tote: Storing magazines, books and comics in baskets on bookshelves makes it easy to grab and go; creating an instant portable library. But bookshelves aren’t the only way to store books. Wicker baskets and magazine racks in the den, the dining room or a bedroom can hold fun surprises for your middle-grade reader when stocked with fresh supplies of comics, books and magazines from your local library or bookstore.

Shh…someone’s reading…;-)