Blackout Poetry

Blackout Poetry is a great way to celebrate National Poetry Month in April!  We set up a table with book pages, markers, and that’s all it took to get the kids creating.  The posters hanging from the table were made from samples I found online, but the designs in the window were all created by our incredibly talented students! If anyone wants a copy of … Continue reading Blackout Poetry

Love Letters in the Library

I’m in love with this Valentine’s display!  It’s a cornucopia of love letters exploding from a mailbox, and the envelopes are addressed to and from famous couples in fiction.  It was so much fun brainstorming couples and writing all the envelopes! This idea was inspired by an article entitled “YA Couples’ First Encounters:  Look Back at the Lines that Started it All” and an image … Continue reading Love Letters in the Library

Little Libraries

An article in Knowledge Quest entitled “Little Libraries” by Sarah Letts was the inspiration for this display, which generated a lot of excitement from our staff and students. I sent our teachers a message asking for their top 7-8 book recommendations so I could display their personal “little library.”  This quote from the article explains it best:  “My little library consists of seven or eight book titles … Continue reading Little Libraries

Bulletin Boards

We were displaced for the 2017-2018 school year for some major seismic repairs.  We operated outside of a few oversized classrooms, and for the first time ever we had a bulletin board to maintain.  Ms. Jen, one of our awesome assistants, kept it looking good all year long! For back to school she posted words from the mural that we missed from our old library: … Continue reading Bulletin Boards

Best of 2016

Last week I was browsing through various “Best of 2016” book lists from School Library Journal, NPR, Good Reads, and more.  I decided to create a display with the titles we already own.  The giant ribbon calls attention to the books, and I posted pictures on our library’s Facebook and Instagram accounts encouraging students to check out a copy before winter break.  This makes a great display … Continue reading Best of 2016