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Old 07-18-2012, 04:57 AM
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Default Book Storage In Multi-Age Setting

I have big kids (4.5, 4, and 3) who treat books fairly nicely (we do have issues with two of them wanting to stick the books between their toes or try to turn pages with their feet...). And of course, putting books on the shelf correctly is a huge issue. They end up in a stacked slippy-slidey pile, or stuck inside each other, etc.

And then, we have two babies--one 13 months and one 11 months. And they of course, in an age-appropriate way, are exceedingly rough on the books. They are at a perfect level for babies to go pull them off the shelf and it's extremely satisfying to make such a giant pile of mess, so they do it often. They then end up ripping pages and tearing covers off, partly on purpose and partly from standing on their pile, or they happily eat the books. It's a mess and it's annoying and it's positively destroying my precious book collection.

So WHAT do I do?! I don't have any spaces where babies NEVER go, I can't put the books any higher or the big kids won't be able to get them, and my best idea so far is to velcro plexiglass to the front of the book shelf and make the big kids ask for books...but I don't know if that would satisfy licensing as being "available" for the big kids.

Rain gutter book shelves are not an option at this juncture. And yes, I have a nice collection of baby books too, and they get most of the same treatment (minus the ripping and tearing).
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