I love this idea of turning a closet into a reading nook/kids private library. My mother would NEVER have been able to lever me out of it if I had one as a child. Who am I kidding...if I had one now I would still be in it!:
the Crafty Woman: Playroom Library -- simple DIY bookshelves. People are more likely to read, when they can see the cover of the book. -- I want to make these shelves for the boys' room, and a set for myself in my room as well.