If you’re interested to see all the excellent books we have to share, you can watch our progress as we get them entered into our online catalog. We are about halfway finished entering the fiction picture books and easy readers. Then we will move on to general fiction before tackling nonfiction.
We have somewhere around 7,000 books in our collection, and we have entered about 10% so far. You can watch our progress bar below or browse through our online catalog. If there are particular titles you are interested in, you can always drop us a line to see if we have what you need.
If you’ve been following along with our library dreams for a while, you know that we have had things on hold until we found a suitable space. We were finally able to do that this past fall when we moved to a new home in Shelbyville. The library space (and the house) are still a work in progress, but I am so thrilled that all of our books are now out of boxes and on actual bookshelves for the first time EVER!
I am busy putting the finishing touches on our website, and we are diligently working to add our 7000+ books to an online catalog where library members can view and reserve the books they would like to borrow. You can watch our progress as we go! There is still so much work to be done, but we are hoping to be able to open the doors to a small group of families within the next few weeks.
Because we are still figuring things out, and I am sure there will be some unforeseen glitches to work out as we get organized, we will be opening beta membership only to a small group of families who are willing to graciously deal with the bumps in the road and give us constructive feedback to help us improve in exchange for a 20% discount on annual membership for the 2021-22 school year. I will be posting all the details about membership options and pricing very soon!
In addition to our library, we will also working on setting up our online book shop where we will be selling hundreds of books, both new and used. Some of these books are our personal items to sell, but a great many of them have been graciously donated. All proceeds from the sale of donated items will go directly back into growing and improving the library. We are always grateful for your donations and purchases!
If you would like to receive updates about our progress, be sure that you are following our Facebook page and set to receive notifications of new posts there. If you would like to be one of the first to apply for library membership or to be notified when our store is up and running, please fill out our contact form to be put on our interest list.
We are so excited to share our collection with you and hope to be a blessing to your family and the middle TN homeschooling community!