In the year 2000, God placed in my heart a passion for sharing the collection of living books He had given me with others. It was many years of collecting and preparing before that vision came to fruition but in June of 2008, I officially opened my doors.
2012 marks a banner year for private libraries of living books. God has opened the floodgates and ignited fires in the hearts of many all over the country to open libraries in their communities. In June, many of us met in Abingdon, VA at Living Books Library for the first ever Homeschool Librarians Conference. For an entire weekend, we discussed books, collecting books, repairing books, sharing books! This conference was recorded and is now available for purchase. Also available is a DVD which demonstrates book repair and another featuring a tour of Living Book Library with demonstrations of what living books are.
Even if you are not contemplating opening a library of your own, you may be encouraged by what others are doing and gain a vision to collect the best living books for your family.