Do you ever weed out unwanted books from your library? And if so, what do you do with them?
When we moved (a few years ago) we went through everything, including our books, and donated or sold quite a few things. I noticed last week that my kids’ bookshelves are crammed. There are a lot of books on there that they no longer read because they have simply outgrown them. Then I looked at mine and my husband’s bookshelves and realized there’s quite a bit on there that I’m certain neither of us will read again. So, it is time for us to weed out our bookshelves. In the past we have donated our books to the library or my kids’ school. That works well for us so that is what we will do again.
We are huge advocates of the public library. We use it a LOT and figure by donating our books we’re giving back to our community. The same goes for the school. In fact, last time we gave one of the kindergarten teachers a huge box of the books my kids had outgrown and she was really touched by it. She put several of the books in her classroom library and asked us if she could give the others to her students. I was so pleased when my kids excitedly said yes to this request. If them sharing the books they’d outgrown with kids a little younger than them fostered the love of reading in even one of them then I’d say that was a definite win.