New circulation desk built by students!

The BIFS Elementary library is very proud to have a new circulation desk built by students in the Wednesday lunch time library club. It is constructed of books that are out-of-date or badly damaged and have been weeded from our collection. It is a (very heavy) work of art inspired by a desk made for the library at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Although ours is much smaller, and constructed by 9 and 10 year olds, we are just as proud!


10 thoughts on “New circulation desk built by students!

  1. Brilliant idea…did you have to use some kind of glue to keep them all in place? And what thickness (glass?) top is it? Am definitely going to use this one at my school

    • No glue – the kids just stacked them one on top of the other. They don’t move much (except if you force it), extremely heavy and I’m very glad we have wheels on the bottom! Glass is about half cm thick.

  2. I love your desk. A favourite bookshop of mine here in Melbourne (Brunswick Bound) also has a counter made form previously-used books. Hhhmm. We’re doing a weed right now – although they’re mostly paperback books. I wonder whether the maintenance crew could do something with paperbacks…

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