I went from a leveled library, which I was always told "was the thing to do" to a genre library. It is fabulous! My students have been checking books out like crazy and actually finishing them! Shock and awe people, shock and awe.
I snapped this photo on my way outt he door, so the baskets are a little messy, but hey, that means they have been looked at. The books on the top of the bookcases are random books I pull out that kids seem to enjoy. They are usually the first to be checked out and I find myself replacing one or two a day.