Tuesday, May 17, 2016

It's not easy being GREEN!

By Elaine Pearson

Even though it's not easy being green, Kermit the frog is having a great time presiding over the library. This display is to promote the green books in our collection to help students with their selection for our 2016 Olympic Reading Challenge. To qualify for the golf event, students have to read a green book (golf green - I know, a bit of a stretch!):

If anyone would like a copy of this challenge I am happy to share, just email me.

Where will reading take you this summer?

By Karen Melton

This display promotes Karen's Summer Reading Program: 'Where will reading take you this summer?' Looking through Karen's window should really inspire students as they are reminded of all the possibilities of places they can visit through reading! Thanks for sharing Karen.

Books help us Bloom

By Karen Melton

It's clear that 'Spring has sprung' in Michigan as we look through Karen's window to her lovely display!
Thanks for sharing, it's a lovely warm reminder to those of us in the Southern Hemisphere who are moving into winter!

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'.