Welcome to winter! A colleague took photos of our entire staff and turned us into snowpeople, so we proudly displayed ours on the circulation desk. We decorated the door with a snowman and lots of snowflakes cut out of old books. If you look closely you can see the snowflakes are covered with words. Inside the library, we did our best to create a fireplace … Continue reading Snow Much Fun
This fall, we encouraged students to “Leaf Through a Good Book”! Continue reading LEAF Through a Good Book
This Halloween, we topped off our scary books with a giant ghost made with white books and black construction paper. He might not have been terrifying, but he was definitely unstable. 😉 Continue reading Book Stacked Boo!
This display got people dancing in front of the circulation desk! I slightly modified a poem I found here, pulled out the thickest books I could fine, and the rest speaks for itself. Continue reading Big Books!
I decided to shake things up a bit for the 8th grade library orientations this year. Most of the students were here last year, so they didn’t need the entire spiel. We quickly hit the highlights, and then set out to have some fun. I showed them a few examples of “shelfies,” and then set them free to browse the stacks and take pictures of their own. … Continue reading Shelfies!
It’s always great when April rolls around and we can pull out a Poetry Month display. Working off the “poet tree” idea, we just used our large windows and cut out a simple graphic-style tree with leaves and displayed the books on the shelves below. Easy peasy. And because it was such an easy display, (and we procrastinated and only got it up mid-April ), we just did … Continue reading April/May Poetry display
Just a quick post on some fun, inexpensive signage we put up in the library this year (cheap in materials, not in the method they were made). We are grateful to have the VariQuest Cutout Maker 1800 in our workroom. It’s a computerized system that die cuts shapes and letters from a whole internal catalog of choices. It’s oh so sweet. Since it can take any kind of paper … Continue reading Signs of the Times