Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Library Basket


This is the library basket. It has been making the weekly trip to the library for over twelve years now. I believe it had a former life as a grocery shopping basket, ended up stranded in a thrift store, and was rescued by my neighbor, who passed it on to me.

Why is the library basket so perfect, so superior to a tote bag?

• Its rigid sides keep books from sliding out and around in the car.
• Books can be neatly stacked, magazines don't get crushed.
• Its metal frame can support many, many pounds of books.
• It's substantial enough to have a "home" under a table in the schoolroom. Library books *belong* in it, so they tend not to wander as bad as they might.
• It's easy to see what's in the basket, whether you're looking for something to read, or checking to make sure you've got everything with you to return.

Daisy brought home some books today in the library basket. Then we read on the couch.

5 comments:

Dinah Soar said...

My library lets you check out a similiar type basket just like a library book. It is so very handy...keeps my books corraled and makes carrying them a breeze. The basket is charged just like a book and is assessed a late fee too..one problem though, it can't be returned at the drive up drop.

judy said...

woturdkDaisy grows prettier with each picture. Her cheecks are nicely filling out. Thank you for all your organization tips. You make everthing seem so simple and do everything so thoroughly.

Davene said...

What a great idea! I use a tote bag for our library trips, but I can easily see why the basket would be superior!

G. said...

This is a great idea. I currently have a tote bag but, it's getting too small to accomodate all of our books. I'll have to scour the thrift store next time I'm there. Thanks for the tip.

Shelley Jo said...

Daisy has the most beautiful, dark chocolate brown/black eyes! They enchant me everytime you post a photo of her.

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