We were very lucky to be part of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. The kids each got one book every month until they turned five. Along with older cousins who donated books to us too, we have quite the collection.
The kids LOVE to read and I LOVE that they love books, but the shelves always looked messy. So this is my attempt to make them work in our living room. It's fun to look at now, but they are still easy for the kids to get and read on their own. PLUS there is no excuse to not putting the books away where they go! :-)