Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Summer Displays

If you have seen my displays in the past here, you will know that we have 1 display space in our building for kids' books.  It is kind of shoved in at the beginning of the jbio area, which is not a high traffic area.  During the school year, I highlight various nonfiction areas, which coincide with whatever reports the kids are doing.  Since it is summer vacation, I had to come up with something else.

Our summer display is called "I'm bored...What can I do on summer vacation?"  The nice thing about this display is that you can put any kind of activity book on it, which covers a wide range of nonfiction.  To create your own, check out some of these dewey numbers:
  • 509-science experiments 
  • 636-pets (I always look for How to Talk to Your Dog by Jean Craighead George)
  • 641-cooking
  • 688.725-Lego books
  • 741-how to draw
  • 745-crafts & hobbies
  • 790-sleepover parties
  • 793.8-magic
  • 796-sports
  • 917-travel (anything for families around your state?) 
This is a great way to highlight nonfiction, especially the stuff that the kids don't normally use for homework.  Think outside of the box!  Parents will love it too, because I don't know about you, but we get tons of parents the week after school gets out who have NO IDEA what to do with their kids for 3 months.  This gives them the tools to keep their kids busy.



  1. Great ideas, Lisa! I know I'll be using some of your ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks! I love how easy it is to refill!


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