Super Sappy Love Stories #librarydisplay

For Valentine’s Day, we dithered over what display to mount.  Most years we’ve put up a blind date with a book display, but we were tired of that.  We thought about “Happily Ever After Begins Here…” but didn’t like how it felt- the thought that once you find “true love” all is happy afterwards…  So…

Chinese New Year #librarydisplay

It’s the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year.  Our school has 29 Native Chinese students who are studying here, hoping to get into a “good” American college or university.  For these students, being here on their most important holiday is difficult.  So we went all out this year decorating as much as we could: It…

Read the Rainbow #librarydisplay

It’s mid-term exam week for our Upper School students.  We thought they wouldn’t have time to do anything more than glance at our display, so we thought we’d make something pretty.  We were amazed that two books went out on the first day it was up.

Things that make you go Hmmm… #librarydisplay

Our non-fiction books that contain curiosities, the bizarre, and the unusual are on display with a sign, “Things that make you go hmmm…” The sign is made with some wrapping paper from the dollar store.  I wanted to have some kind of texture and this one gives a kind of “Magic Eye” or optical illusion…

Pack something new #librarydisplay

This is old news to us, as we mounted this display before Winter Break, but I forgot to post it.  We had gotten some new books since the beginning of the school year and wanted to show them off.   I also had an old suitcase that my mother-in-law gave me.  I combined the two…