Nuts About Books!

Hey Guys,

It’s fall, so that means it is time for a few new displays. I’ve been a little strapped for time recently and the change in seasons have snuck up on me. So I did a quick and dirty bulletin board and I will probably be re-purposing some old displays as we enter October.

I’ve been seeing a lot of squirrel picture books lately and I thought, hey, we see a lot of squirrels in the fall so a squirrel display it is.

Simple display with some acorns and our bookish squirrel!

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Enjoy!

That’s all for now!

-M-

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When we READ we GROW!

Alright guys, I’ve had my rocket ship bulletin board up long enough. It was time for a new one and I figured I’d better do something with plants or growing things before fall creeps up on me. And so we get: When we READ we GROW!

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I’ve been really into incorporating some 3D elements into my displays lately and I saw on Pinterest someone who used books as flower heads. I thought this was a really neat idea, so I tried to think up how else I could make bookish flowers 3D.

20170804_125306To get the stems, I just crumbled up about half a sheet of green paper and only stapled at the tops and bottoms. For the pots, I cut out long rectangles of brown paper, folded over the lips and then took the bottom two corners and taped them together to form a slanted pot shape. When you staple the pots down, you have to do it from the inside of the pot.

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The books and butterflies were done the same way. Quick staple in the middle and then take your ends and push them in a bit to make the page/butterfly pop–staple when satisfied, right at the end of the paper.

Overall, this was a quick display, with minimal artistic flair needed. Came out pretty good if I do say so myself!

That’s all for now!

-M-

Build A Better World

Hi Guys,

Finally got a new display for you all. We’ve been short staffed lately and with school visits, I haven’t gotten a chance to make many new ones. But Summer Read and Learn is coming up so it was time to get one done.

Our theme this year is Build a Better World, so of course I went with a lego themed display!

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Came out pretty good actually. Wasn’t so sure about the scale but not bad.

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Enjoy! That’s all for now!

-M-

BLASTOFF with a good book!

Hi Guys,

Got a new bulletin board display for you all and I have to say, I love this one!

I knew I wanted to do something with a rocket-ship because I had this 3D image in my 20170427_152347mind. Basically, I folded a small lip on either side along the length of the rocket and I used the lip to staple onto the bulletin board, which gave it the bubble effect. Word to the wise, leave yourself a big lip to staple; mine was too small and I really struggled to maneuver the stapler. Then I created cones for my boosters and used tissue paper for my fire/smoke.

From there it was pretty simple. I had a gold 20170427_152401boarder, black background and some simple accucut stars. I used 3… 2… 1… BLASTOFF with a good book! as my quote but another one I’ve found that would work well is Reading lets you soar! or some version of the two.

This was such a fun display and pretty simple to put together.

That’s all for now!

-M-

Whoooo Loves Books!

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Whoooo loves books? I do! Fun, easy display for our children’s bulletin board. I swear it looks better in person! Gotta get some better lighting for these displays.

-M-

Books Are Smashing!!!

Hey Guys!

Throughout the month of December and early January my library system is throwing a bunch of superhero, comic themed programs in the hopes of promoting our first Library Con, which is being held the end of January. We are putting up posters, doing displays and just trying to do a lot of fun tie-ins.

My library is doing a super hero party over winter break but I had some time the other day and thought I’d put up a new super hero themed bulletin board.

Books Are Smashing!!!

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Please tell me you all get the Hulk reference!

This was super easy to do. I drew some bricks on my red background. Cut out some black cracks to make it look like my Hulk hand was punching through the wall and ta-da! The colors are a little funky, the light above the board went out as I was doing the display.

I was also irrationally happy to be able to use one of my new black boarders. I finally got a whole box of different color boarder rolls, so now I don’t have to create my own misshaped ones.

Let me know what you think!

That’s all for now!

-M-

The Smore You Read!

Hi Guys,

Got a new fall themed display for you all today.

The Smore You Read. The Smore You Know!

This is probably one of my favorites that I’ve done. I got the idea from, of course, Pinterest. I loved how they did the letter cut outs instead of the letters themselves, so I just had to steal the idea.

The flames for my campfire are made out of colored tissue paper and the boarder is little smores I found in clipart.

This was such a fun one to do, but it had a lot of pieces. I have to reach over a fish tank to get to the bulletin board, so a lot of pieces can be hard to manage. Definitely had a “phew!” moment when I was done.

What do you think?

That’s all for now!

-M-