Happy St. Valentine's Day! It has been too long since I have written. It seems the longer I do this job, the more work I find to do.
I have taken to keeping a
to keep track of it all, and that is what finally goaded me into taking time off of other projects to write. Hopefully it will also goad me into writing more frequently.
Much of our recent effort has been directed toward collection organization. Cleaning out the attic opened up loads of space that we can use to store books that don't see much use. Just like the books in the basement, they are still available to place on hold and we can fetch them on demand. Getting them off the main floor frees up valuable inches of shelf space that we can put to better use.
The addition of the new shelving in the foyer also created a domino effect. There was not quite enough room to move the paperbacks and large prints out there, so we winnowed the collections down by moving the least used titles to the attic. That opened up space on the main floor, so we were able to move young adult fiction and audiobooks down so that they are more readily accessible.
We are still struggling to find room to put everything in a place that makes everyone happy. Right now, the loft is nearly empty...but nobody wants their favorite collection moved up there. We could clean out the basement and make it the children's library, but nobody wants their collection moved down there, either. We also have to balance keeping room for computers, tutors, study groups, book clubs, etc. It's like a jigsaw puzzle where the pieces are always moving...
Thanks for Reading,