Saturday, 1 September 2012

Library Decor with Social Networking

This week has been all about moving into my new library. I have spent many days on Twitter and Pinterest this summer and love how many people are sharing ideas on library decorating. I am very proud of how all of the ideas look in the library. The library is officially ready for the first day of school!

Back to School Book Display 

I found this great idea on Pinterest which then lead me over to Carolyn's blog. She created a book display that actually "talks" to her students. I loved the idea and decided to use the speech bubbles with back to school related books as part of my display. To make the signs I just downloaded the already created PDF from Carolyn, cut them out and glued them onto construction paper, laminated them, attached them to a bookmark, and them simply tucked them into the books. I decided to just add one of my own speech bubbles, a QR code of course! 

Library Scavenger Hunt Contest

"Ready for kids to come in to enter for the chance for First Check-out!! #babymouse@jenniholm @mattholm #lovemyjob!". This tweet caught my attention and I am glad it did. I love their contest display and think that the kids would love it to. Since my library is having a scavenger hunt contest I decided to create a similar display. For those of you that know me you know I didn't wrap that box. Isn't my husband a great wrapper?

Library Bulletin Board

I love love love my Pac-Man bulletin board display! I have gotten so much great feedback from my colleagues too! Click HERE to see the Pinterest picture that inspired me. 

Dewey Decimal System Signs 

And now, last but not least, an idea of my own. I used Microsoft word to create these signs and used images from Flickr under a Creative Commons licenses. 


  1. How did you organize your scavenger hunt for the library?

    1. Thank you for your comment! The scavenger hunt was done during library orientation with all classes. At the start of orientation that students choose a group of 4-5 peers to work with. They were all given a two-sided word document with answers to fill in. For example what types of books are in section 300? Once the groups completed their sheet they entered it into a box. Students won school pens! :)