Home Libraries

My home library consists of this right now. It’s not beautiful, but I’ll confess, it belongs to my husband, and he’s not concerned with the beauty of it. He just wants a place to put his books. While I try to find just the right shelving unit for my books, mine are scattered throughout the house, waiting. But once I have that shelf, you can bet my books are going to look nice!

If you’re looking for shelving/book inspiration, look no further than the Design Sponge website. I came across this post about “10 Incredible Home Libraries“, and now, I want to go right home and get busy! There are nooks, and ladders, and gorgeous seating…everything to inspire a cozy corner for reading.

What does your home library look like?


Rent a movie at the library!

If you’re tired of being stuck in the house every weekend because it’s too cold or there’s too much snow to go anywhere, how about a movie night? But not just a typical movie night.  This is something you could do with friends to make a really enjoyable evening, or gather the kids and get them involved in a favourite family movie.


Movie Bingo might not be the first thing you think of when watching a movie, but with a few minutes of preparation, you can elevate that simple experience of sitting down with a DVD into something fun.  Grab some snacks, give everyone a pencil and have a few prizes on tap for the winners.  It could be something as simple as a candy bar or a pack of stickers, or go really wild and get a gift card to a favourite store.  Then, fill out the blank cards with things to watch for in the movie (a sappy song, someone wearing a ponytail, someone walking a dog)…whatever you think you might see, and then slip the DVD into the player and get watching! (Remember to make each card a little different so that everyone has a chance to win). Just cross off the items as you see them, and give out the prizes! You could award a prize to the first line filled, to the four corners, an X shape, or the entire box.  It’s up to you.  But it will make the movie a lot more fun and everyone will have a wonderful time playing!

Just click on the photo to go to the website to download. Or get the blank version here.


Don’t forget, we have almost 1000 movies to borrow from the library. Drop in and pick out up to four movies you can take home for a week. We have everything from documentaries to children’s movies to classics and more. And it doesn’t cost a thing.  We might not have the latest releases, but you’ll be sure to find something fun to take home. Make it a movie Bingo night!

(Thanks to Design Sponge for the fabulous idea!)