Libraries Rock!

Hey Guys,

I finally got my summer reading display up and it came out better then I’d hoped! The theme for summer read and learn this year is “Libraries Rock!” Of course I had to do a music themed window display!

I tried to go a little retro with my music, creating an electric guitar, a boom box and some vinyl records.

My drums have the theme verbiage and lots of fun music notes. Everything was crafted, freehand using construction paper and markers. I laminated everything to make it last.

I am super proud of my piano. I knew I wanted my piano to look like it was sort of moving, so I cut out the keys and attached them, using tape, to fishing line. That was each section of keys could bend.

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I like this theme a lot and hopefully the display will last the whole summer!

That’s all for now!

-M-

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Hi Guys,

Our library is promoting a new initiative called 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. Basically, the goal is to have kids read or do 1000 early literacy activities before they go to kindergarten. This can be singing songs, being read to, doing bounces, rhymes. Pretty much lots of fun!

To promote this program, I threw together a display using some of the images we were given and drew up some coral, sea grass and shells. Super easy and lots of fun!

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That’s all for now!

-M-

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Back to School Days!

Pretty proud of this one guys! Came up with this idea all by myself. The kids have been killing me with requests for Diary of a Wimpy Kid books all summer; more so than usual. So I figured I needed to do some sort of Wimpy Kid display and voila:

I picked some poses of the wimpy characters out of the books and put my freehand skills to the test. I made sure to laminate everything so they last longer but the darn laminater crinkled my Diary of a Wimpy Kid sign. Was salvageable but still super annoying.

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Anyway, hope you all enjoy!

That’s all for now!

-M-

Crafting Great Minds!!!

Hi Guys,

I have been dying to do a minecraft display for months but wasn’t sure quite how to do it. It seemed like the perfect subject to compliment our summer reading theme of Build a Better World but I had this picture in my mind and wasn’t sure I could pull it off.

Finally, I decided to just cut up a bunch of different sized squares, in complimentary colors and give it a whirl. I wasn’t super impressed with my minecraft dude but the rest came out great.

I can’t wait to see how the kids respond.

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-

Reading With My Peeps!

Got a fun, new, Spring-y display for you all:

Reading with my Peeps!

 

This was a pretty easy display to put together. And I don’t know about you guys but I was pretty impressed with my bunny.

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Anyway… reading together is always more fun. SO. Read with some peeps this spring!

That’s all for now!

-M-

February is Library Lovers’ Month

As some of you may know, February is library lovers’ month. A whole month to show your appreciation for libraries!

For a second year in a row we have created a display in our children’s room, so that the kids can write down what they love about libraries and then we display their answers for the rest of the month. <<< Totally stole that idea from grocery stores.

I didn’t have much time to get too creative this year so here is what I came up with:

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Balloon hearts and all!

So make sure to show your appreciation for your library this month!

Happy Library Lovers’ Month!

-M-