Thursday, March 31, 2016

Once upon a crime

By Elaine Pearson

This week we using this display to promote stories with a crime / thriller / suspense theme. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

These books 'blue' us away!

By Elaine Pearson

Another very quick display to get a new set of books circulating - there was no shortage of books with blue covers!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Read an E-book week: March 6th - 12th

By Elaine Pearson

I was looking for an opportunity to promote our E-book collection again and managed to find time to throw this display together ready for 'Read an E-Book Week' next week. We have eBook copies of all the print books on display. The poster was downloaded from the link above. 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Zero Discrimination Day: 1 March 2016

By Elaine Pearson

Zero Discrimination Day is a UNAIDS campaign of solidarity that stands up to racism, discrimination at work, discrimination at school, and other activities that reduce people's ability to participate fully and meaningfully in society. Around the world, this movement has garnered the support of many celebrities and prominent figures who want a world free of stigma and discrimination.

For this display I printed off a copy of this year's poster with a short description about the campaign. The butterflies were copied from the shape used on the official logo and include words encouraging tolerance and respect.

By Rose Humphreys

I am so pleased when others are inspired by the displays on this Blog. 
I like the way Rose directly challenged her students to read a book to challenge their thinking.
Here are her comments:

'Your Zero Discrimination display was inspiration for me as I'd never heard of this particular day, and with our racial issues at the forefront of the news, it is particularly apt.
So I quickly downloaded their posters etc and created this noticeboard and a display of relevant books in the library'.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Grab a good book

By Erika Brysiewicz

Thank you to Erika, librarian at Suriname International School in South America for sharing this display. A great display to remember for Halloween.

Love to Read

By Erika Brysiewicz

Erika from Suriname International School in South America has shared these displays for Valentines day, the photographs of the students reading in the first display is a lovely idea. Thank you for sharing!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Harold and the Purple Crayon

By Tracy Taylor

Thanks to Tracy for this fabulously fun idea. I am constantly amazed at the ingenuity and creativity of you all, this display would have cost Tracy hardly anything and yet it is so effective. Here are her comments:
'I sketched scenes from the book on the library windows to promote our family reading night activities based on Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson. I printed two pictures of Harold holding a crayon so it appears that he is sketching the buildings and police officer'.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Book Lovers

By Rose Humphreys

Thank you to Rose, librarian at the lovely Somerset College in South Africa, for this fabulous idea for Valentines Day. Here are her comments:

"Instead of focusing on romantic love, (which some of the students don't like as they don't have anyone special), I asked the staff to tell me what their favourite reads were/are, or what they're loving right now. I created A5 posters for them and put them up on the noticeboard, along with a Book Lovers Rule and Rock sign - that's the first 2 photos. Unfortunately our noticeboard's glass reflects too much so I tried to take photos of the 2 halves of the board with the glass open. It isn't wonderful, but gives the idea.
Inside the library I created a display of as many of the books mentioned by the staff as we have, with the two posters in the next photos.
Some of the books have been checked out, quite a few have been looked at.
The best part was the enthusiastic response from staff, and the building of collaboration".

Monday, February 15, 2016

He loves me, he loves me not ...

By Elaine Pearson

A nice easy display to promote some love stories! 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Oh Christmas tree ...

By Liz Jones

This is the top Christmas Display idea of all time! Thank you for sharing it Liz.
I'll let her tell you about it:
'At present we have the most successful display EVER in our library, but I'm very sorry to say it wasn't our idea! The Science department asked everyone to create a Christmas tree that represented their department in some way, and they're on display in the library for students to vote for. The best thing, apart from the amazing creativity, is that staff are all coming over to see them, so it's been a lovely social time and brought people to the library who seldom, if ever, darken our doors.. The Fashion department made a Christmas tree dress, Science had lots of test tubes, ESOL had lots of flags, Property used a ladder, the Preschool made a tree of hand-prints, Social Sciences did the 12 days of Christmas. ....And we of course used books, and also made a magazine tree."