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

Banned Books Banners

This year I was inspired by an idea I found on a blog called Flourescent Beige.  The author created giant, amazing banners for Banned Books Week, and we did our best to replicate her amazing design. We taped together pages from old books that were weeded from our collection.  I took them home and laid them out on the garage floor to spray paint the letters … Continue reading Banned Books Banners

Read Around the World

This year we hosted a “Read Around the World” program.  Participants were given a passport with seven pages:  one for each continent.  From there we helped them pack their (book) bags and set off on an adventure around the world!   Students chose books that related to each continent through setting, character, history, or culture.  After they finished each book and wrote a brief review, I … Continue reading Read Around the World