Thursday, March 26, 2015

Need some ideas for the holidays?

By Miriam Tuohy

Miriam's fabulous new display gives students lots of free ideas to do in the Easter holidays.
It is an awesome idea - under each picture is a qr code with a link to more info about the idea.

Ideas include:
  • Read (links to the local and school libraries)
  • Try something new (links to you-tube tutorials on knitting, crochet, doodling...)
  • Get fit for winter sport (links to 'Map my walk', 'Map my run'...)
  • Write (links to information about writing a journal, story...)
  • Holiday activities on in the locality.
  • Cook (links to some good websites for cooking)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Never judge a book by its movie

By Elaine Pearson

Prompted by the number of books being made into movies at the moment, I decided it was time to do another movie/book display.

I found images of DVDs which I printed onto card and stuck onto a film strip. To give a bit more dimension to the display I used a glue gun and stuck each DVD on with some packing chips so that they stood out from the board.

Check out this blog for some up-to-date movie news:

Monday, March 16, 2015

St Patrick's Day

By Christine Hurst

Look at all those books at the end of the rainbow! Good one Christine.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Geared for Green!

By Fran Karmann

Thanks to Fran for sharing her latest display! Here are her comments:
'We are geared for green! Students love to be inspired with a holiday theme! Green books are on display and lots of Shamrocks'.

Read Across America

By Kristi Sutter

Thanks to Kristi from Sheridan Elementary School for sharing this great display!
Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

New & True

By Elaine Pearson

Possibly the most boring display you will ever see, but, hey, I only had an hour! 
I think the students will welcome seeing some of our new true stories together in a display as they are normally shelved in different places all over the library.
The letters were printed from a great little site called Woo!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Turn over a new leaf...

By Bobi Kress

A big thank you to Bobi for this splendid tree!

Here are her comments:

'I'm an elementary school (k-6) librarian in Arizona. I've noticed that fewer of our 5th and 6th graders​ are checking out books about this time of year, so I came up with this display to encourage them.

On the leaves of the tree are pictures of books I cut from catalogues. Every book is one we have in the library. On the glass door above the window I used dry erase marker to write "Don't leave the library without a book."

I challenged our 3rd through 6th graders to "turn over a new leaf" by finding a book on the tree that they had not read before and check it out. Circulation has increased and the display even has some teachers coming in to see what the tree is all about!'

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Freedom to Read

By Laura Sanders

Welcome to the Blog Laura, glad you are enjoying it. Thanks very much for sharing your inspiring display. I love the idea of wrapping the covers.
Here are Laura's comments:

'It is currently Freedom to Read Week here in Canada so I do the following display about censorship every year. I keep a list of books that have been challenged or banned (primarily in Canada and the United States, but I try to include a range of countries). Right before Freedom to Read Week begins, I pull these books from the shelves and wrap them in brown butcher paper. I then write the reason why they were banned on the cover and put them on a display unit. The students are always shocked to peek inside and find out what books have been challenged! It creates a number of teachable moments and is a great opportunity for discussion. I use this with middle school students but I think it would work just as well with upper elementary or high school students'.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Library lovers

By Gabrielle Karsai

I love this idea from Gaby and would love to try it next year by asking for wedding photos from our staff. Here are her comments:

'I find that any display that involves school staff is very popular with the students. I asked for wedding photos or any other memorabilia that staff were happy to share. I ended up with 2 wedding gowns (one was mine!), lots of photos including great-grandparents, and 2 boxes of love letters (tied with pink ribbon) for a teacher when she was being courted by her then fiancé as he traveled the high sea (they have been happily married 38 years). I've supplied heart shaped post-it notes for the students to write what love means to them. What is it about weddings that sends teenage girls crazy?'

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Fall in love with a good book ...

By Stephanie Taylor

Thanks to Stephanie for sharing her delightful Valentine's display!