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
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!