Wow, that fire of 87 sounds really tragic. I can see how that might dampen you enthusiasm for collecting books again.
Naturally I would encourage the use of libraries on a InPoReMo site, should I go through with it next year. The problem is that very few libraries collect chapbooks, even university libraries.
I guess part of the reason why I re-read so many books last month was precisely to make that point: that re-readings are, as you say, so often crucial.