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Bookmark of the Week: Library Displays

I have many go-to sites for finding great library displays.  Usually I use Pinterest but there are other websites out there that should not be ignored.  I really enjoy the blog – Library Displays:  creative ideas to promote books from your library collection.  There are a lot of nice displays that are quite ingenious.  There is also some interesting points in her Some Thoughts on Displays page.  Check it out and let me know what you think.

Also, if you have a website or blog that you use regularly, submit it to us with a small blurb.  You can send it to: esdprof@lbpearson.qc.ca

Submitted by Kathy Conroy, Westwood Junior


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Quick Library Display for Valentine’s Day

val 2015 (1)Looking for something quick and easy to do for Valentine’s Day?  Looking for a way to show off books that are just sitting on your shelves?  Here is an idea that will have books flying off the shelf.  Blind date with a book creates excitement.  It is really simple to do and the students will be talking about it in their classes.  It is suitable for all grade levels so have fun with it!

val 2015 (2)Yesterday I put up the display and immediately had students asking about it and checking out books.  This year I chose to wrap up graphic novels – the ones that tend to get lost in the collection.  I think the best part for the students is unwrapping the book.  They of course make all these comments about their date too.

val 2015 (3)I wrapped up 30 books.  Make sure that you put a duplicate barcode sticker on the back of the wrapping paper so that you can check it out.  Click here for the “RATE YOUR DATE” form.  The students have all week to read the book.  Next Monday, after I have received their reviews, I will randomly select one review and that student will win a gift card.

Submitted by Kathy Conroy from WWJR


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Operating on the K.I.S.S. principle

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art from booksEvery once in a while a book speaks to you and you have to have it. Art Made From Books: Altered, Sculpted, Caved, Transformed, compiled by Laura Heyenga (ISBN 9781452117102) was such a book for me. I have drooled over the pictures since last spring when I saw it while book shopping. Since then, I have done some weeding in the library and started to learn how to make book art. There are some fantastic videos on YouTube which will walk even a craft-impaired person like myself through the process! So finally I have my Christmas display, (I know, it’s still November). Low budget, celebrating old books with new life and simple.

Submitted by Andrea Hyde from BHS


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Back to School – What is your plan?

What a glorious summer we had. Lots of time to rejuvenate and relax. The school year is starting up this week and I am wondering what your plan of action is for the new year. Planning out your school year will make your life so much easier in the library. Over the summer, I have been reading blogs and searching Pinterest for different ideas to bring to the library. I have pretty much decided what I want to do for both my libraries and have mapped it out on my calendar with set-up dates and take down dates. This includes all the displays I will be doing as well as orientation and programming.

I found this bulletin board display on Pinterest and will be using it this year. There are so many great ideas on this site that you can adapt to your needs.
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So, what is your plan? Share your ideas and how you go about library programming and planning.


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Back to School – What is your plan?

What a glorious summer we had. Lots of time to rejuvenate and relax. The school year is starting up this week and I am wondering what your plan of action is for the new year. Planning out your school year will make your life so much easier in the library. Over the summer, I have been reading blogs and searching Pinterest for different ideas to bring to the library. I have pretty much decided what I want to do for both my libraries and have mapped it out on my calendar with set-up dates and take down dates. This includes all the displays I will be doing as well as orientation and programming.

I found this bulletin board display on Pinterest and will be using it this year. There are so many great ideas on this site that you can adapt to your needs.
pacman

So, what is your plan? Share your ideas and how you go about library programming and planning.