Teen Library Display: Googly Eye Books

This display is both inspired by the tumblr Googly Eye Books and a couple of our regular patrons who like to stick googly eyes on merchandise at the grocery store (their favorite item to affix them to is the pictures of babies on packages of diapers). Perhaps they got the idea from here. I don’t know. They think it’s fun. They also do things like print of pictures of Nicholas Cage and Will Smith, draw on them, then tape the to the cases of video games at the local independent gaming shop. The owner encourages this.

I had a package of adhesive googly eyes sitting on my craft desk at home that I had found in the dollar bin at Target. Mister BS is very fond of Target dollar bins, so much like a small child, his reward for going shopping with me is to pick out one or two items each trip.

I didn’t actually put this display together, since I only work the desk a few hours a week, but my lovely colleague Sarah pulled the books and made the sign. Super easy—just look for books with faces of people or creatures.

When I did work the desk one night this week, patrons would walk by, pause, and laugh (or give confused, amused, or befuddled looks). It’s definitely an “eye-catching” display.

What I love about displays like this is that you can feature any books you would like. It’s a great way to grab a patron’s attention, and books languishing on the shelves can start circulating. It’s also not tied to a particular season, so you can use it any time of year. I like to break up the monotony of displays tied to holidays.

Where do you get ideas for displays?

graydots

Molly signature

Stay connected: Instagram | Twitter Tumblr | Facebook | Bloglovin’ | Goodreads | Pinterest

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Teen Library Display: Googly Eye Books

I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s