Primary Colors Shelf Labels

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As I was cleaning up the backroom of the library, I noticed there were like a gazillion old magazine files. Okay, not really a gazillion, but about 30 of them! I thought of a great way that I could recycle them and turn them into a nice, bold, and big way to label the shelves.

This change has made one of the biggest differences in the media center. Not only does it update the space with color, but it makes the sections easy to see. A set of 24 costs around $30 on Amazon (about 3.75″ thick) or IKEA has magazine files (3.5″ thick) for just under $30 that might also work . If you use the U/V combo and the X/Y/Z combo, 24 magazine files would be enough for the whole Fiction section.