ACCRK HTE DECO (Crack the code) #librarydisplay

We had fun putting this display together about codes and ciphers.  Of course the sign would have to be a code, too.  It is just an easy anagram.  There is also another message hidden in the titles. My colleague came up with the code.  Each sticky note corresponds to letter in the title.  A number…

Classics never go out of style #librarydisplay

When putting together this display of “The Classics,” I was really bothered by how the books I was pulling were all written by European or white American men.  There are a few women- the Bronte sisters, Jane Austen, etc.  So I wanted to make this display into a conversation. It is the week before mid-terms…

Need a Laugh? #librarydisplay

We all need a laugh now and then, so we put out some of our funny books that tend to get lost in the stacks. Interspersed through the books, we placed photos of people laughing, which did result in more smiles than usual as people move past our displays.

“&” Library display #librarydisplay

So many  books have pairs in the title, “Pride and Prejudice,” “War and Peace,” “Eleanor and Park.”  We thought the easiest way to label this display was simply with an Ampersand.  Ours is a three dimensional cardboard cut out that one of our creative freshmen made for us.

Black Friday Specials #librarydisplay

Here’s an easy pre-Thanksgiving display.   It highlights some books that don’t normally get out, books with black covers. On the first day of this display, one student picked up a book on metaphysics and started reading it while standing in front of the display.  After about 30 minutes I invited him to sit down…

Guess the theme Fall 2017 #librarydisplay

Our guess the theme display is so hard this year that this student pulled up a chair so he could spend some time trying to guess.  Others have taken photos to keep working on it at their convenience. It’s been difficult to get a clear photo of it today as there have been often been…