I did some boxing this afternoon. Around here, that means a holding bin for a certain category of books has gotten too full and needs to be boxed and put in storage.
Here's the breakout:
361 Beginner (ex: Dr. Seuss, Little Golden Books)
206 Chapter Books, level 1 (grades 1-2)
272 Chapter books, level 2 (grades 2-4)
167 Chapter books, level 3 (grades 3-5)
163 Chapter books, advanced (middle/high school)
50 Junie B Jones
60 Captain Underpants
14 Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hey, it's progress!)
505 Loose (all levels, counted but not boxed)
That's 1,987 books, and more trickle in every day. Things get tricky when I try to manage inventory by category. Once I know exactly how many students we'll have, I have to make sure we have the right number of books for each grade, not just in total. Thankfully, that task is months away!
Thank you everybody... couldn't do it without you!