This past summer we asked for volunteers to help construct a book nook in the Charleston ReStore. We had an overabundance of books and an underutilized space. We were in desperate need of volunteers that could create a solution that would solve both of our problems.
Two very generous and talented folks, Sherry and Doug Cummings, answered our cry. They constructed perfectly sized, solid wood shelves that fit perfectly into our underutilized nook and house a whole lot of books in an organized manner.
Sherry and Doug are the crafty customers that created this train from ReStore materials. They submitted a photo of their handiwork for ReDesign 2016. Now, Sherry works at the ReStore remixing paint and helping customers.
Longtime ReStore regulars may remember that volunteer Geoff Bourne originally constructed the nook to house a hot dog cart. Yep, for one glorious winter you could buy West Virginia hotdogs at the ReStore.
After the hotdog cart moved downtown, our ReDesign interns used the nook. During the summers of 2014, 2015 and 2016, they stored the materials they needed to create their ReStore displays in the nook. You could always find Anthony, Elexus and Hannah working away in their little nook creating recycled art for the ReStore.
Now we are using the nook to display our book donations. In addition to the fabulous new shelving that Sherry and Doug created, ReStore volunteer Geoff Bourne installed good lighting and ReStore team member Dave Mills secured the shelves to the wall.
The team effort paid off; our new book nook is making our bookworm customers very happy! The books are easier to see, preview and shop.
But don’t take our word for it. Stop by and shop our book nook yourself!