Library Displays: Merchandising Tips

Last week I went to a Library Journal Lead the Change Workshop. The main speaker was David Vinjamuri, a guy from outside the library world. He’s a marketer who teaches branding at NYU, but started writing about libraries and the book world for Forbes and is now speaking at continuing education workshops for librarians. The different… Continue reading Library Displays: Merchandising Tips

Library Program: Harry Potter Night

A few months ago, I got an email newsletter from Bloomsbury at my library. I get a lot these, but this one caught my eye because it was promoting an event: Harry Potter Night. Which they had proclaimed to be February 5th. Which happens to be during Read Across Lawrence. But, because the youth services… Continue reading Library Program: Harry Potter Night

Library Display: Books and Clouds for Teen Read Week 2014

Arts and crafts are fun! We’ve struggled with how best to create displays in our new space. We’ve also had trouble finding the time to do more than a simple sign. But for Teen Read Week, we decided to try a project I’ve always wanted to do: make clouds. To make the clouds, I adapted… Continue reading Library Display: Books and Clouds for Teen Read Week 2014

Library Programs and Displays for National Poetry Month

I love poetry, and I really loved reading and writing poetry as a teenager, so sharing poetry with teens in the library is something I love to do.  April is National Poetry Month, which presents many opportunities for all sorts of programming in libraries.   Here’s a roundup of ideas for promoting poetry in the… Continue reading Library Programs and Displays for National Poetry Month

Passive Program: The Race Card Project

This wasn’t my idea at all, but a passive program one of my co-workers in the Teen Zone put together. I thought it was worth sharing because we’ve already gotten quite a few interesting responses! Inspired by The Race Card Project and the NPR series, he set out index cards and a Sharpie and asked teens… Continue reading Passive Program: The Race Card Project