But, this also means that I need to organize all the books so I know where to find them. I am sure you can sympathize with how frustrating it is to finally get everyone gathered for history reading only to realize that you can’t find the book. The system I use has helped with that immensely.
We have an odd little room in our basement that divides the guest room from the back office space. It would be an awkward arrangement for most uses, but it fits bookshelves perfectly! I store all the books that are not in the unit we are currently using on those bookshelves. To keep track of which books go where, I label the books and divide them up by year and unit.
Top sticker is year:
Year 1: Red
Year 2: Yellow
Year 3: Green
Year 4: Blue
Bottom sticker is level
Lower Grammar: Red
Upper Grammar: Yellow
Since I use Tapestry Digital Edition, I print up the Reading assignment chart for each week. Then I highlight each book I have on the chart and make any notes I might need. This helps when I update my DE, so I can get the current books for the new levels my children are on, but I can still remember which books I have for previous levels.
I love all the books I have to use with Tapestry, and it fills me with such joy when I see one of my kids pull a book off the Tapestry shelves, just because it looks interesting to them. But I am so glad for a simple organization system since, inevitably, they forget where the books go when they are done!