Thursday, September 18, 2014

Banned Books Week


By Beth Khalil

An important and popular theme, Beth (LRC Manager from Tyne and Wear, UK) has shared photos of her new display for Banned Books Week.
Here are her comments:
'We are celebrating Banned Books Week next week, which we are very fierce about. We are passionate about being able to choose for ourselves what we like to read and not to be told what we should or shouldn't be allowed to borrow'.
Thank you Beth, I'm sure it will draw the attention of your students! I like the way you have provided details about the reasons for the ban with each book, it's bound to surprise them.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Once upon a time ...

By Tracy Taylor

Here is another lovely display from Tracy. This time it's Tracy's mum who has created the main feature for this fairy tale display - a fairy garden in a container - isn't it gorgeous! Tracy placed it on tables covered with brown paper, ivy, Christmas lights and fairy tale books.
I'm sure it delights the children. Thanks for sharing it.
PS It looks like an extremely cosy library you have there in Clinton.

Through the Trapdoor (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)

By Tracy Taylor

This mesmerizing display has been shared by Tracy from Clinton in Kentucky. Here are her comments:

'I took an idea I saw on Pinterest for a baby mobile and turned it into a library display.

Inspired by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone's Through the Trapdoor chapter--- I created the "winged keys" and broom needed to get through the locked door. (well…my talented father hand-crafted the broom for me…I bought keys at Michael's craft store and cut wings out of construction paper…the key at the top of the broom handle has a bent wing!)

Students are loving it…once they decide it isn't a Halloween display and really take a look at it'.

It's great Tracy, thanks for sharing it.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Get carried away with books

By Fran Karmann

Thanks Fran for this fabulous display. Here is Carl from the movie 'Up' who turns his house into an airship by tying it to thousands of balloons to fulfill his dream to see the wilds of South America. In Fran's display Carl is gets 'Carried away by books'. He is accompanied by Russell who is also part of the display:

Friday night lights

By Fran Karmann

Here is Fran's latest display promoting all her books about football and football heroes. A fabulous Fall display, I'm sure it will be very popular. Thank-you Fran.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


By Elaine Pearson

Here's a quick display to promote the proliferation of dystopian fiction, it doesn't need promoting as a genre - students are thirsty and lapping it up! However, they are not always aware of the books that fall into the genre and often don't get beyond 'The Hunger Games' and 'Divergent'.

The framed picture shows a destroyed city, shocking because we usually expect to see something lovely hung in a frame. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Do you have a heart for art?

By Elaine Pearson

We have an amazing selection of art books in our library which I wanted to promote to our students again.
Here is a quick display to do just that!
Hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Oh the horror

By Stephanie Taylor

Thanks to Stephanie from Drouin Secondary College, Victoria, Australia for sharing this effectively macabre display!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Connect to Reading - Reading to Connect

By Michelle Walsh

It's Book Week in Australia next week with the theme 'Connect to Reading'.
Michelle has used jigsaw pieces to illustrate the theme in her board display. 
She also undertook the huge task of making a jigsaw piece for every student (200!) and put their picture on it with a book they would highly recommend and a comment about the book. 
These were displayed on walls or shelving units around the library.
What a wonderful way to personalize your library and give the students ownership of it Michelle, thanks for sharing!

To find out more about Book Week have a look at  The Children' Book Council of Australia

Back to School

By Denise Borck

In Georgia US it’s that time of year again! Denise starts early in Statesboro - August 1st is the first day of school for students. To welcome everyone back to school she has produced this creative and cheerful welcome display “Back to the Books”. 
Thanks for sharing Denise and have a great year!