Library Displays

Library Displays: SRP 2016

Bulletin Board

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Circulation

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Display Case

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Reference Desk

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Young Adult Book Display

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Our Summer Reading Program theme this year is “On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!” And, while it’s not my favorite theme ever, it was easy to decorate.

One of my co-workers wanted to create a “Battle of the Books” to take place over the course of the summer. She created a list of titles to “battle” each other and I sized and measured the board (so much math!) to know how large each book cover and battle square should be. Every two weeks, the kids receive a new ballot as the titles progress on the board.

The saying above the circulation desk was one I found while perusing Pinterest. I contemplated adding some clip art but I liked the simple phrase alone.

The display case in our lobby was a great spot to promote our summer reading program. I included in the display the prizes: choice of a book, water bottle, coupon sheets, and two vouchers to a local baseball game, along with some general theme colors and art.

I had the most fun putting together the reference desk display. Originally, I had found a template already created online that I attempted to expand and print. However, there were technical difficulties between the computers and printer which prompted me to create my own. I used Goodreads lists to find well-known/popular titles in each specific color, than measured the desk and sized the covers using MS Publisher to create a faux lay-out. (Again, so much math! I never thought I was a math whiz, but now I find it a fun challenge.) With so many sticky little fingers, the hard part will be keeping it in decent condition through August!

The book display was my biggest challenge, so I took the lazy route and simply used the existing theme. However, I soon found out that we had a limited selection of new titles relating to sports. So, I’m remedying that by adding biographies, anthologies, and general sports stories to the mix. Best surprise: they’re checking out more of the non-fiction titles than the fiction.

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