Tuesday, August 18, 2015


By Elaine Pearson

Here is our 'poetree', blooming with poems selected or written by our staff and students.
It has been enormous fun discussing and choosing our poems! The students also had a go at some 'blackout poetry' with some very creative and interesting results!

Reading takes you places...

By Nicole Dalton

Thanks to Nicole from Saskatchewan, Canada, for sharing this display of signs. What a great way to use a bare pillar or corner of the library!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

National Poetry Day (New Zealand)

By Elaine Pearson

To celebrate National Poetry Day on Friday 28th August we have arranged several activities in the library. This display is to link in with the activities.
English classes have been invited to the library to spend a period looking at poems and either selecting a poem for our Poetree or doing some 'blackout poetry' (more on that later).

Molly has some great ideas for celebrating poetry on here Blog: Wrapped up in Books

Thursday, August 13, 2015


By Michele Ayres

Here is another display to remember for Matariki next year.
I particularly like the way Michele has used an existing shelving bay to create the Marae - quite simple but very effective.
I'd be tempted to lave it up permanently! 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Chinese New Year

By Sharon Spong

It's never to early to start thinking about displays. I put ideas down on my calendar as they occur to me. 2016 is the year of the monkey and is on Monday February 8th. We have some fabulous books about China that I would like to display ... watch this space! Sharon's display could inspire some ideas! Thank you for sharing Sharon.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Platform 9 3/4

By By Donna Le Marquand

What a great idea to introduce Harry Potter to a whole new age generation of readers. I'm sure many students would jump at the opportunity to re-visit these timeless books too! Thanks for sharing this fun display Donna.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Maori Language Week

By Donna Le Marquand

This impressive display is from Donna Le Marquand (Auckland, NZ). I love the way it draws you in - thanks for sharing Donna.
I was too late to do a display this year but did send a list of Maori books to the English & Maori Departments as we have recently bought a new selection.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

It must be love

By Sharon Spong

Some good ideas for Valentine's day, or simply to promote some good or new love stories from your collection. Thanks for sharing your inspiration Sharon!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Down the Rabbit Hole: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: 150th Anniversary: 2015

By Sharon Spong

Here is Sharon's delightful display for the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. If you want to do a display - you have six months left to celebrate!!
Here is another idea from the Blog: Alice In Wonderland

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Shelf Labels

By Sharon Spong

This innovative and creative idea is from Sharon and Caroline at Bedford Girl's School in the UK.
It's a great (and rather sophisticated) way to indicate fiction shelving location.

Has anyone else done something splendidly different they would like to share?

Our technology department kindly made fittings to pop in the top of our non-fiction shelving to carry these easy-to-see labels: