What this library needed most was --- BOOKS!
Books are expensive. I sent out a blitz text to family, friends and co workers asking for empty cereal and snack boxes. I received several and was able to cover them as they came in, with faux leather looking scrapbook paper. This filled in the gaps inside my bookshelves.
A little craft glue and fancy papers really dressed the boxes up and transformed them into regal books!
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".