Box by box, fiction and non-fiction books began filling shelves in the library at the brand-new Bill Libbon Elementary School on a recent morning in Santa Maria.
Some 12,5000 books, ranging from those about science to others revealing the exploits of Judy Moody, now sit awaiting young readers.
Workers hired for the project unpacked the boxes of books, already affixed with their Dewey Decimal System information, and loaded them onto movable racks of shelves.
Retired kindergarten teacher Kim Silva, among those hired by a temp employment agency to help unpack books, admitted one key aspect drew her to the job.
“I love books,” she…