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
Candidates for elected office are frequently asked questions about their favorite books. Why not turn their responses into a patriotic books display? Here is what our windows looked like during the 2016 election season: Continue reading Election Display
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
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
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
This year we skipped the mushy hearts and romance titles, and instead focused on the color of Valentines: RED. All red. Our display was topped with a giant sign that said, “Have you RED this book yet?” Even the most jaded students had to stop and give it an eyerolling chuckle. I can’t run reports by book color, but I guarantee the circulation of our red … Continue reading A Subtle Valentine