Happy Friday! It’s time for our Friday feature of Gracepoint reading spaces all around the country. Back in June of 2017, Gracepoint Ministries planted a new church in the DMV area. For all of us Californians, this DMV stands for DC-Maryland-Virginia, not our favorite place to stand in line! Anyway, this meant opportunities for our young readers to create their own home libraries.
Here’s a video tour of Sophie & Jamie’s Book Nook from Maryland. This was back in fall of 2017.
Book Nook from Kenny Choi on Vimeo.
While this particular book nook doesn’t exist any longer, I’m sure these two creative sisters will put their heads together to create fabulous new reading spaces. Looking forward to what they come up with next!
You can contact me if you’d like your reading space/book nook/home library featured. Photo, video, drawing, all media welcome. 🙂
On Fridays I will be featuring a snapshot of different reading spaces of people at Gracepoint Berkeley church and beyond. We’ll kick it off with a short tour of Jacob’s reading nook. This video was shared with me a couple months ago, so he might have redecorated since then!
Shout out to dad, Kevin, one of the college ministry staff at Klesis Berkeley for setting this up. Not sure if you caught it, but he said he’s reading a Punchinello book! If you recall, he’s from the Wemmicks series.
That smile says it all!
There’s something to be said for having a favorite reading spot. It doesn’t have to be a big space, it could even be a favorite chair. But situating our reading experiences in an actual place strengthens our positive associations and memories of reading. And it’s awesome to see Jacob starting young!
Come back on Fridays to see others’ reading spaces. Going through my emails, I actually found a few more book nooks people shared with me, even going back more than a year. So I suppose they’ll be throwback posts to book nooks that may or may not still exist. Ooh, the mystery!
How about you? Do you have a reading space or spot? How have your reading spaces changed over the years? Share below!
I never imagined that what started out at Gracepoint Berkeley church a couple of years ago (this seems like eons ago!) would expand to our other Gracepoint Ministries churches as our young reader populations grow. Our latest addition is at our Gracepoint Santa Barbara church, where Joshua, who is a voracious reader, sets a high bar for the other youngsters there.
The aunties and uncles worked so hard to convert Luke’s garage into this amazing reading space. I look forward to visiting soon!
Thumbs up on the beanbag chairs!
You don’t need to have an empty garage in order to have an amazing reading space. It can even be a corner of a room. Looking forward to sharing more photos of reading spaces throughout Gracepoint.