This little project has been fun. It all started with Lexi and I making bookmarks with charms for all the readers in the family. Then we decided we needed to give books with them. Then we thought about how all the girls in the family are always borrowing books from each other, and then one day… The Library was born.
The kids have has so much fun with this, and I did it with things around the house.
I covered a paper box with wrapping paper for our “Library” and printed a sign for the front of the box on colored cardstock. We cut strips of cardstock and the kids glued cupcakes they made with a craft punch on them. I found a date stamper in the desk drawer. (Perfect! We needed that!) I made library cards, library book slips and envelopes that we glued into each book. Scroll down to download my slips, cards and envelope template. I also made little pockets for the inside of the box to hold library cards and book markers. The little yellow flower I cut out with a flower punch after I printed their Library name on it. Last but not least, we added a bucket of pens so everyone can sign their new library cards.
Ah, customers!! Each client is issued a Library card, which they have to fill out and sign. They pick out a book, the slip gets filled out and stamped, and they are told a due date. Lexi, being the little entrepeneur that she is, has strict late fees. $.25 a day!! So get to reading those books!! Jack happily gives each person a book marker, and thanks them for visiting their library.
You can download my Library Card and Book Slips here:
Here is the Pocket:
This little traveling library has been great! I hope you have fun making one of your own.