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Is That a Poem in Your Pocket?

Is That a Poem in Your Pocket?

Cindy: Tomorrow, Thursday, April 27th is Poem in Your Pocket Day, and I hope you’ll celebrate. It’s the perfect chance to encourage sharing poetry; the link above lists many great ideas for classrooms and libraries. Last year, I shared a few display ideas. This year, a volunteer got creative with the big pocket I made and crafted a […]

Happy National Procrastination Week

Happy National Procrastination Week

Cindy and Lynn: We were going to write a great post about National Procrastination Week (March 5-11, 2017) a few days ago. . . but we put it off.  We were busy building a display for the library. It’s been a hit. (Thanks, Pinterest.) One of the purported benefits of a designated week of procrastination […]

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Happy Holidays from Bookends!

Happy Holidays from Bookends!

Cindy: If you work in a public library and have a Pinterest account, chances are you’ve built a Christmas tree out of books for a holiday display—we certainly did. This year, fireplaces are all the Pinterest rage. I put our Something About the Author series (pictured) to use in one library, and our recently withdrawn New […]

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Spooky Book Display Competition Winners
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Spooky Book Display Competition Winners

We had a lot of fun. We saw a lot of spooky book displays. But now the people have chosen their winners. The prizes we’ll be giving out today are a subscription to Booklist, a box of spooky adult books, and a box of spooky young readers books, to the top-voted submissions. If you missed […]

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A Spooky Book Display Contest

A Spooky Book Display Contest

It’s time for our yearly spooky book display competition! You know book displays are a great way to get crafty with your class or engage your patrons right as they come in the door. Show us what you’re scaring up for Halloween this year. Head over to our Facebook page to upload a picture of your […]

We’re Number One: Series Fiction Displays

We’re Number One: Series Fiction Displays

Cindy: Sometimes the easy displays are the most effective. I’ve seen a number of series fiction displays on Pinterest, so I decided to launch my school year with one in each middle school. First books seem simpatico with the first days of school—and that’s when I have the best shot of finding the first books in […]

Forever Violet: A Whimsical Book Display for Purple-Loving Prince

Forever Violet: A Whimsical Book Display for Purple-Loving Prince

Color coordination is an essential tool for quick book displays. We display red books for Valentine’s Day, and green books for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s only fitting that a book display honoring Prince would be violet in hue and theme. Celebrate the artist’s unique style and sense of playfulness with a whimsical tribute to the […]

Make Your Own Super Easy Superhero Book Display

Make Your Own Super Easy Superhero Book Display

Cindy: School librarians and teachers know that it sometimes takes superpowers to survive those last few weeks of the school year. When the lazy August days of Pinterest planning for creative displays are a dim memory, I start looking for quick and easy displays for my library. Today, Scholastic and Dav Pilkey get a big […]

Readers’ Advisory with the Wheel o’ Fun

Readers’ Advisory with the Wheel o’ Fun

Cindy: Last week I found this gem in a local, artsy thrift shop. The bright colors attracted me like a hummingbird to a flower, and I couldn’t resist giving it a spin and listen to the clicking slow down as the wheel came to a stop. I wanted it, but the deal was closed when […]

Shelving Genre Fiction: A Mystery Month Dilemma

Shelving Genre Fiction: A Mystery Month Dilemma

Cindy and Lynn: The biggest mystery to solve this month might be where to shelve your mysteries! Melanie A. Lyttle and Shawn D. Walsh wrote a recent blog post about genre shelving over at Public Libraries Online, looking at the divisive issue of how to organize popular fiction genres. Since we are focused on the mystery […]