Library display ideas
I have found so many fantastic display ideas from Pinterest and YALSA-BK, so I wanted to share what we displays we have created based on these inspirations.
Our first March Madness Book Tournament! We took the top rated titles in a variety of genres, new and old, and put them head to head. I can't wait to find out which book will be my school's favorite. I used a bunch of ideas from Catherine Reed at Brown Bag Teacher at http://brownbagteacher.com/book-madness-march-book-displaybrownbagteacher.com/book-madness-march-book-display// .
Above is our display of LGBQT titles to celebrate the diverse stories of the WHS students.
This is our "Humans of WHS" display. An accelerated English class interviewed students in an ELL English class and shared their insights in a style similar to the book Humans of New York. It has been fascinating watching students interact with the display. It is amazing learning the stories of even a few of our newest students, and the students love it!
A beautiful books display for prom!
Science Fiction and Astronomy Display
Welcome to a world of retold fairy tales.
Reality - Fiction Display - Pairings of fiction and nonfiction titles that deal with the same topic.
Tearjerkers Book Display for Sniff-Worthy, Weep-Worthy, and Sob-Worthy Titles - Revamped
Annual romance display compiled of covers from our favorite romances. This is our most popular display every year.
Readbox - Books to Movies Display
Joyful Books display for the Holidays.
Our "Epic Books" display in honor of the upcoming Star Wars movie.
Our annual October display or most frightening and strange books.
We have fans of football and footbol at WHS, so I wanted to celebrate both amazing sports.
There are so many fantastic graphic novels for students to enjoy. We put out this display to remind students about classic graphic novels and some exciting new titles.
Our 2014 winter and holiday book display.
November 2014 - After Veteran's Display, we celebrated No Shave November with a mustache display.
November 2014 - Veteran's Day display of military titles. These are popular with our large JROTC program.
September 2014 - Pinterest gave me the inspiration for this bloody mystery display that students loved.
August 2014 - Sob-O-Meter book display to match the popularity of If I Stay and The Fault in Our Stars. Again the idea for this came from YALSA-BK. We had the students recommend and add books to the display using our whiteboard.
April 2014 - We did a display of dragon books. My library assistant and some talented students created a dragon out of color copies of book covers, and it took months to do. However, it was so beautiful, that we hung it in our library on permanent display.
January 2014 - On YALSA-BK, a librarian shared that they had whiteboards where students can answer weekly questions. We decided to give it a try, and it has worked amazingly. I don't even write up the questions anymore. I have a group of students who rush to write this weeks question. The students love to write their answers, and one student admitted that she took a picture of the board each week and shared it with her friends from other schools. We have had questions about OTP (One True Pairing - I learned a lot about fan fiction from this one), favorite characters/villians, best series, favorite country besides the US, book world they wished they lived in, etc. I love to see what they write each week.