Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Year of Bulletin Boards OR Pinterest Hacks for Libraries


Ideal Bulletin Board: SIMPLE and Impactful
OK, I am going to take it while I can - day two of team camps means I can cross ANOTHER Summer Goal off my list. Inconceivable!

Our Library is in the center of the school and has no walls. So yes, that's exactly as it sounds - a completely open design that everyone in the school sees daily. Because of this I am extra sensitive about my bulletin boards and they are a constant stressor for me. And forget children growing, nothing makes times fly like a season sensitive bulletin board. Unfortunately.

But that's ok, this year I am not going to stress each month about what fabulous message I will find and create - here is my list for the coming year. Keep in mind these ideas made the cut because they offer the whole package - attention grabbing, timely and SIMPLE. No murals here, people. This is absolutely one of the areas I feel my part time status.

I have one large board, one small side board and two small cases that face the halls. The smaller boards hang onto their messages longer than the main show.



MAIN BOARD TIMELINE
August/ September: Books are just really long text mssges
October: Vampire Take a Bite out of a Good Book
November: SKippy Jon, Dude I can Read You like a Book
December: either Pete the Cat Santa Bus or Holiday PostCard
January: No, PostCard just won because I can make it work for December and January
February: Are You a Library Book? BC I'm Checking You Out!
March : Escape guy into Book
April: Turn it Off no Screen Week Graphic
May: Mermaid Dive into Reading

SMALLER BOARD
In Our Library: we.....
ReadBox
Movies/ Books Display

CASES:
STEM Feature in Front Case

Genres in Back Case:
 Action
Think Pink
Artists
Boys Read

I will also do a cool Banned Books Week Display on top of the cases in September.

So, this is not even half the battle but again, a good start for June. Like menu planning, I still have to shop and cook but now we are having what we are having. And that helps!

Almost all of these ideas came from Pinterest...I am following a LOAD of AMAZING Librarians and Educators. Definitely check out my Pinterest Library Board to see some of the collections.