I’m the Director of Libraries at Abington Friends School. I have fallen in love with shaking things up every week at my library and highlighting a new set of books. Along the way, creativity sometimes hits. I work with an awesome assistant, who helps come up with these ideas. We usually change the display on Friday afternoons. I also am lucky enough to have a parent volunteer who comes in once a week and can shelve the items coming off of the displays.
The students now expect something new often. I have alumni who follow my library’s facebook page (where I also post about my displays) because they miss seeing the new things we do. In 2016 I put up the March Madness display on Friday after school. On Saturday, I was pleased that a student said to me, “I saw your new display on SnapChat. It looks awesome.” I felt better than if I had been in an article in the NYTimes. If I made my students’s SnapChat story, then I’ve hit my audience.
This blog is mostly a place where I post directions or musings about each new display that we mount.