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…

From the world of Peter Pan #librarydisplay

I noticed a few years ago that we had a few books set in the world of Peter Pan.  There are prequels, offshoots, etc., galore.  According to a list on Goodreads.com, there are more than 46 books connected to Peter Pan.  I wonder what about this story has made it into our lore so deeply?…

You can count on a good book #librarydisplay

There are so many books with numbers in the title, or numbers as a title.  It was simple to pull them out and put them on this display. The books with zero and one in the titles are on the left.  The books go up to 22 (Catch-22) before they jump to higher numbers.  I stuck pi…

Get wrapped up in a good book #librarydisplay

I had so much fun making this mummy for our Halloween display.  I surrounded it with scary books. Our school has a kind of weird bendy mannequin that I used as a base.   Then I filled it out with crumpled newspaper, bubble wrap and other packing materials.  Finally I wrapped it in cheap toilet…

Books Transport You! #librarydisplay

We had a lot of fun putting together this display that features books about transportation and travel.  Making the giant bookmobile was a lot of fun.  (It will also double as a two-person costume for our Halloween Parade next week). The banner that proclaims the theme is pulled by a two dimensional bi-plane.  They are…

Queen for a Day #librarydisplay

So many books have “queen” in the title, that we felt compelled to make this display.  Plus it was fun to make a big crown. Here’s how I made the big crown:  First, I found a long piece of cardboard.  I was lucky and found it all in one piece, that was at the end…