In our house books get loved to death. Board books are always loosing a page or two and regular books are subject to frequent ripping. I have become an expert at using clear packing tape to put these books back together, but sometimes damaged books get forgotten about and put back on the shelf. I wanted a place to put all the “patients”, so I can fix them before the damage gets worse.
And, so I created our book hospital. I found an old paper tray hiding in the closet and put it on top of the kids’ bookshelf with a simple sign. The sign reads, “Book Hospital: Please place all book patients here and the nurse will attend to them shortly.”
Now, the kids know to drop off any ripped or damaged books here and when I find a few seconds I can give them some TLC and then return to the shelves. Hopefully, this will prolong the life of a few of our favorites.