This week our main project at the Denver Children’s Home (DCH) has been to assist with putting together their new library. We’ve spent most of the week sorting through hundreds of book donations and alphabetizing them all. After we categorized all of the books and the bookshelves were installed in the renovated space, we began moving the books onto the shelves, organizing them as best we could, and cataloging them into the computer system. The undertaking of inputting the books into the system has proven to be a long process but it’s more than worth it to know that the kids at DCH are getting a library back for the first time in years.
Yesterday was the first day that the kids were allowed to check out books. It was so great to watch them browse the shelves, ask questions, and ultimately find a book that interested them. I hope that the work that we put into the new library continues to give the kids a healthy outlet of education for years to come.