What better way to celebrate spring than to read a book with a friend? For this display we pulled duplicate titles, and encourage students to “read with a peep.” It’s decorated with die cut peeps and a colorful bouquet. Couldn’t be any easier, and the peep bookmarks have been especially popular! Continue reading Reading with a Peep
This St. Patrick’s Day, we were inspired by a display on the Library Hoots blog that included a pinch proof printable sign: We also used the die cut machine to make various shamrock cutouts, which were attached to fishing line to decorate the windows: We definitely feel like the luck of the Irish is on our side, working in this beautiful new library each day! Continue reading Pinch Proof 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
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
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
We had some fun in the library this April Fool’s Day. First we created an upside down display of humor books, which we will leave up through the month of April. Second, we turned every title in the mystery section backwards, but a child with OCD tendencies turned them back around before 2nd period. That prank was a bust! Third, we set out a foil covered … Continue reading April Fool’s!
St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect time to “go green” in your library, with an environmentally friendly recycling display! Continue reading Going Green