I'm thinking about my room layout for next year and really debating about where I'm going to put my classroom library. I currently have it against my wall of windows, because I have some built-in shelves and a counter there. I was thinking maybe, JUST MAYBE, I'd use our closet area (it's about 10'x7' and entirely open on one side, with partial walls about 7' high on two sides) for the library. I'd have to buy shelves (I was thinking the garage shelves, like the ones that are two tall) and use a small bookshelf that's already in the room, and the kids would keep their coats and bookbags in tubs. However, it would be supercozy, I could easily add lamps and such, and it provides a lot of wall space for me to hang reading posters a la Beth Newingham. Also, there is a shelf above to display featured books and so on. This would mean giving up some storage space, though! (but at the same time, an excuse to purge some garbage!) So pros: Cozy, wall space for posters, easily accessible books, room for displays Cons: Need to buy some shelves, coats and backpacks would need to be stored in tubs, lose storage space However, I don't know if the trade-offs are worth it for the benefits. I want my library to be cozy and accessible, and right now (by the windows), it's neither! Any suggestions? What does yours look like?