[kids-lib] Storing Board Books

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Fri Jan 4 08:25:36 PST 2013

Hi! I just want to remind folks participating in this  conversation that purchasing furniture, fixtures, and containers to increase access to board books (and other materials for children under 6 yrs) is an early literacy activity. Thus, you may use Ready to Read Grant funds!

If anyone wants to change their 2012-2013 Ready to Read Grant to do this, just shoot me an email so I can approve and document the change in your library's Ready to Read Grant file... it's really that easy!


Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

From: kids-lib-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us [mailto:kids-lib-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Amanda Lamb
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2013 5:55 PM
To: jana at hoodriverlibrary.org; kids-lib at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Subject: Re: [kids-lib] Storing Board Books

Here at the Newberg Public Library we use a few simple, white laundry baskets that are easy to move when we have large programs and easy to see through both for staff pulling holds and for browsing children. One of our children's librarians also has a 'Babytime Cart' full of both board books and picture books that she pulls out at Lap-Sit Storytime each week. Families also know to ask at the children's desk for a look at the cart when they come in throughout the week. These books don't have as much wear and tear as the board books that are always out and are specifically geared toward that age group.

Hope that helps!

Amanda Lamb
Children's Staff
Newberg Public Library
503 E. Hancock Street     Newberg, OR   97132
P 503-537-0304
amanda.lamb at newbergoregon.gov<mailto:amanda.lamb at newbergoregon.gov>
From: kids-lib-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us<mailto:kids-lib-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us> [kids-lib-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] on behalf of jana at hoodriverlibrary.org<mailto:jana at hoodriverlibrary.org> [jana at hoodriverlibrary.org]
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2013 5:22 PM
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Subject: [kids-lib] Storing Board Books
Hi Everyone,

I would love to hear your ideas on storing/displaying/rotating board books.

We have several attractive/sturdy rectangular baskets that we've been using, BUT..we have an entire wall full of brand new Board Books that haven't made it out of the storage closet because there's no place to put them.

My director is hesitant to invest in more baskets as they are a bit expensive.

We would love your clever ideas!


Jana Hannigan, HRCLC
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