Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Goodbye for now...

I am taking a break from the Library Displays Blog as I am moving on to pastures new...
Thank you so much to those of you who have generously contributed your wonderfully creative displays and thank you to everyone who has used this blog for your inspiration.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Naughty Antiheroes!

By Michelle Reid

Thanks to Michelle for sharing her Christmas display idea - great to see something a bit different!
Here are her comments:
'This year I flipped our holiday-themed display to feature characters who would find themselves on Santa’s “naughty” list: antiheroes! I found the free poster template on and used our die cutter to make stockings filled with paper coal'.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Reading Railroad (Monopoly)

By Tracy Taylor

Thanks to Tracy for sharing this AMAZING Monopoly board display!
Tracy plans to have a contest asking students to submit the book title and author of each of the destinations for a prize - it's sure to go well!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Totally Christmas!!

By Fran Karmann

Thanks to Fran for getting us in the mood for Christmas with her glorious displays!
Some fabulous ideas here!

Sunday, November 6, 2016


By Elaine Pearson

I wanted to create some informational posters which looked a bit more professional than my Microsoft Office attempts! These were produced using Canva, but there are other free websites too.
Have a go - it's great fun!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Read something spooky!

By Gabrielle Meares

Thanks to Gaby for sharing her Halloween / Day of the Dead displays. 
There is some interesting detail in them. 

Here are Gaby's comments:
'This year I showed the students the difference between the traditions of Halloween and Day of the Dead. Mark the skeleton was dusted off from the science labs and adds a certain authenticity to the display! 
Our students are enjoying colouring-in Day of the Dead masks, making Day of the Dead paper marigolds and watching ‘spooky’ movies in the library at lunchtime'.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016



By Fran Karmann

Another feast for the eyes from Fran - this time a themed display for Halloween.
Fran says they try to keep the students coming into the building by displays and a themed environment.
I'm sure it works! I would definitely keep visiting to see what new surprises there are.
These themed displays must take a lot of thought but don't need to cost a lot of money.

Take a leaf out of Fran's book (a great librarian pun):
  • Change displays regularly.
  • Try  extending a theme throughout the library, with surprises around each corner.
  • Beg, steal and borrow props from everyone you know!
  • Get help from the students.
  • Be brave.
  • Have fun!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Fall into a good book!

By Fran Karmann

Thanks to Fran for sharing her latest display - I love Fran's displays because they aren't limited to one space - the theme spreads all over the library and gives a great impression.
This year Fran has gone with mainly black and white with a little fall color. 
The books that are in black and white have (in the last photo) a quote in front of them to entice readers by the catchy quote, which she tells me has worked!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Books are Scary Good!

By Elaine Pearson

It's the middle of October - time to think about ramping your displays up to something a little bit spooky! 
I saw this display on Pinterest. It was nice and easy - I robbed my car and home First Aid kits for bandages (must remember to replace them) and stapled them onto the display board over some spooky cut-out eyes. 
The lettering was adapted from free display lettering available through twinkl.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Creepy Woods Display

By Michelle Reid

This creepy display from Michelle should inspire us all as we think about Halloween! 
Here are her comments:
'The inspiration for this display came from a couple of different book blogs. One was on incorporating humor into library displays, and the other was on 10 books featuring creepy towns or creepy forests. “These Woods Give Me the Creeps” includes titles that feature creepy woods – perfect for October as we lead in to Halloween'.
Thank you for sharing Michelle.