We have a HUGE collection of books, and by HUGE I mean HUGE! We have 2 bookshelves upstairs, 5 downstairs (not counting the school room) and the kids keep a small shelf in their bedroom. I wish I could say I have found a fool proof way to get them all organized, but I do have 4 kids and a husband, who NEVER seem to put things back from where they got them! But, here are a few methods I have used over the years, and I still implement them today!
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The one problem I have though is forgetting I have a book, duplicating it or not being able to find it (and therefore not knowing if I have it or not!). There are some great apps available for helping keep track of your library! (I just need to do a better job of scanning books as I get them!)
There are also lots of great apps for keeping track of your books!
I have the Libib app on my iPad (now if I only remembered to scan the books!). I like it because I can make folders for each subject to put the books in, this helps with curriculum planning. So I have a folder for US History, Ancient history, Middle Ages, Life Science… etc…
There are lots of other library type apps available. Here is a list of the TOP 25 library apps available for iOS.
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5 Tips for DIY Homeschool Organization - Jenn Gerlach Simple At Home
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How to Be an Organized Homeschooling Parent -- The Homeschool Post
Books, Books and More Books - Keeping Them Organized - Chestnut Grove Academy