Any librarian will tell you that the books that go first in the library are always the ones on display. Great school library displays are a powerful incentive to get and keep kids reading. Often, very effective displays can be put together with just a little bit of thought and a pinch of creativity.
And that's where the School Library Displays blog comes in. Elaine Pearson, Librarian at Horowhenua College, Levin, who creates the blog says:
Having searched the internet in vain for ideas for inspiring library displays I thought I would share a few of my own!
Elaine's displays are designed to be quick, easy and low cost. Her latest idea is a display on "fun books," set up for April Fool's day. The display includes fiction and non-fiction books that are purely for entertainment. As Elaine says, this display can be set up any time of the year, not just the first of April!
Other recent display ideas on the blog include one titled "help yourself" about (you guessed it) self-help books; one on "who's in the news" with cuttings about achievements of the school's students; and "reading is in fashion" highlighting fashion and design books.
We like this blog so much, that Create Readers gave it a "butterfly award". Check it out, here.