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How to use Twitter to promote your Library. – Glen Hannah. Library Book Display Ideas. Library users are often overwhelmed trying to choose from the huge selection of books filling the shelves.

Library Book Display Ideas

Libraries that feature books in displays help overcome that problem. The potential reader has a manageable selection to browse through. I spent fifteen years of my library career in Baltimore County Public Library. There was a heavy emphasis on merchandising the collection. When I became a library director in Texas, I trained my staff to display books in the stacks, to feature books near the check out area, and to keep our many display racks filled with fresh looking material. Merchandising and displaying the library's collection is not a frill. (photo taken by Virginia Allain at Longmeadow Library) Bright Idea by Maria_K_Bell Libraries need to keep their book displays fresh to capture the attention of library patrons.

Fresh book displays each month lure library patrons into reading topics and authors that they might otherwise overlook. The events manager. Whoever thought being a teacher librarian would encompass being an events manager?

the events manager

Staid, middle-aged women guarding and counting the books in the the twilight of their careers having such a glamorous title goes right against the stereotype! But in fact, it’s one of the most important roles we can have if we are to get out students to be readers. We all know the competition that we have from other media for occupying children’s leisure time and while, in the past, the “passive” activity of reading only had to compete with the more passive activity of television viewing, especially after dark when outside play and sport was no longer an option, now there is the interactivity of computer games and other screen-based activities to compete with.

If our students are going to be readers they need to see it not only as a valid, valuable and valued use of their spare time but they also need to see it as fun! A List of Book-Related Special Days for Kids. A List of Book-Related Special Days for Kids by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com I know my Teacher Librarian friends look for one list of special days worthy of celebration in the library, or indeed across the school.

A List of Book-Related Special Days for Kids

I know many parents who love to celebrate book-related days as a way of constantly keeping the family focus on books. Sale of book-themed benches raises £250,000 for reading charity. A sale of “book benches”, designed to illustrate classics of London literature, has raised more than £250,000 for a reading charity.

Sale of book-themed benches raises £250,000 for reading charity

The 50 brightly coloured benches have been scattered around the capital over the summer in the Books about Town project, a collaboration between public art impresarios Wild in Art and the National Literacy Trust, to celebrate London’s literary history while raising money for the NLT’s work to improve literacy in the UK. At Tuesday’s auction, conducted by Sotheby’s at the Purcell Room on London’s South Bank, the top price of £9,500 was commanded by a Jeeves and Wooster bench, featuring the legs of a presumably legless Bertie stretched out on the croquet lawn at Blandings castle, beside his upturned cocktail glass. It was painted by Gordon Allum. A James Bond bench, painted by Freyja Dean, and a War Horse bench, painted by Gerard Strong from illustrations by the National Theatre stage designer Rae Smith, took £9,000 each.

Finding Library Futures, 4: Delivering the Literacy Smackdown – Big Box Battle. Big Box Battle monsters pose in their cardboard city.

Finding Library Futures, 4: Delivering the Literacy Smackdown – Big Box Battle

About — The Book to Art Club. Comic Con Program Series at the Main Library. Whether you’re into anime or zombies, Superman or Star Wars, comic book fans won’t want to miss the Main Library’s first Comic Con on Sunday, May 5 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Comic Con Program Series at the Main Library

Comic Con This four-hour program will feature a panel discussion with writers and illustrators working in the field, free comic books (in celebration of Free Comic Book Day), a comic book swap, artist and writer’s booths, the opportunity to take pictures with your favorite comic book/movie characters (Stormtroopers, Mandalorian Mercs, X-Men characters and more!)

, and the Comic Con Drawing Contest award ceremony. When: 1:00-5:00 p.m., May 5 Where: Atrium, Main Library. Awesome Ideas to Boost Book Appeal. ABB2561 Literary Festival Interactive PDF. List Challenges.

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Bookweek-for-beginners - home. Bullying. No Way! INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2014 Theme: Inspiring Change. International Women's Day 2014 Theme: INSPIRING CHANGE Women's equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2014 Theme: Inspiring Change

International Women's Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action. Inspiring Change is the 2014 theme for our internationalwomensday.com global hub and encourages advocacy for women's advancement everywhere in every way.

It calls for challenging the status quo for women's equality and vigilance inspiring positive change. The vast array of communication channels, supportive spokespeople, equality research, campaigns and corporate responsibility initiatives means everyone can be an advocate inspiring change for women's advancement. Each year International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Some groups select their own International Women's Day theme, specific to their local context. The United Nations declares an annual theme: