I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, when my son’s school moved their library into a beautiful renovated space. I visited other school libraries to get ideas and inspiration, I helped with the hard boring job of packing up, storing and moving, which included the horrifying sight of a roof leak over the summer and hundreds and hundreds of water-damaged books. We dealt with unexpected setbacks like finding the built-in shelving only fitted two shelves of large books, not three, so we essentially had a third less shelving than planned for. So much arranging and re-arranging of the collection. And re-arranging. And re-arranging. Finally though, with a lot of wonderful parent volunteer help, without anyone killing anyone else, the new library came together. Here is a taste of the transformation.