Posts tagged ‘book’

Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them

With the approach of the DVD release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, I wanted to do a fantasy display with a catchy phrase, so I chose to tie it all together. Once again, I had to add a few 3D elements with the fire, dragon, and sword in the stone to my display to make it jump off the page.

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Teen Romance Display

Before we reopened my branch after renovation and inventory, I decided to change out the YA displays that had been up for a while. I decided with spring upon us, summer romance was on everyone’s mind.

Nonfiction Display

I recently (2/17) made a new nonfiction display for the children’s area. I love adding 3D elements to my displays to make them more visually engaging, so I chose to do a colorful and literary owl with some books that jump off the display.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon Book Trailer

Where Will Reading Take You?

For my spring display box, I decided to stray from my usual season themed displays (like my “Leaf through a good book” display from the fall) and do a travel theme. I decided to take it two ways and focus on travel books as well as a fantasy escape. So, I started out with the more involved portion which was making signs for each of the fantasy locations on which I wanted to focus (Hogwarts, Whoville, The Emerald City, Treasure Island, Narnia, Neverland, and Wonderland). I just cut out cardstock, painted them, and cut out the letters and any other additions for each themed sign. I wanted to make sure they were all very different and reflected their respective worlds.

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Then, I started collecting maps to layer for a backdrop, cutting out my other words for the display, and finding a few accents. This is the finished product.

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Since I use the display box to advertise my programs, I added pins to Chicago and Scottland for our two upcoming programs and added an arrow that said something like “Travel to Hogwarts at our Harry Potter party on 2/3 at 3:30” or
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In addition, at the bottom, I added a little sign for our weekly story times:
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So, where will reading take you? Check out a book, and find out!

Fall Display

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Here’s my brand new autumn display box. Aren’t I just so punny? I even added a sign at the bottom corner instructing them to “Fall in love with these programs” and a list of young adult programs for the fall semester. I’m pretty proud of how my 3D paper tree turned out.

 

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