As a member of the bibliophile club I’ve always loved libraries. Any place with books is a place I’m happy to be in. Since I grew up before “look it up on your phone,” there really was only one place where you could go to look up information, and get your hands on books if you weren’t buying said books—I apologize to anyone who tried to check out the children’s book about the clown family and found that it was ALWAYS checked out. That was me. I loved that book and just kept checking it out over and over again. I don’t remember the title of the book but I do remember the very patient librarian who always let me summarize—for the billionth time—the book to her and always appeared to look interested. (She could not possibly have been and deserves an acting award.)
Being that it’s National Library Week—“a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.”—I decided to round-up some awesome library displays. I already created a list of librarians to follow on Twitter (to once and for all dispel that silly stereotype of the old-lady-shushing librarian), and fictional characters driving bookmobiles (because bookmobiles!!!) but I apparently still had more I-love-libraries in me so here are 13 creative library displays.
Batman Returns Library Display at Alverno College Library
African American Authors everyone should read library display at Lila D. Bunch Library, Belmont University
Banned Books Library Display at Lacey Timberland Library by Rachel Moani
YA Book Cover Dress Library Display by thejenchesney
Native American Heritage Month Library Display by Mary Alessi at The Decker Library at Maryland Institute College of Art
Mustache Library Display at Hinsdale Public Library
Hey Girl Women’s History Library Display at Southeast Branch St. Johns County Public Library
Beyoncé Themed Library Display at Lacey Timberland Library
Find a book that you won’t be able to put down at Ocean County Library NJ
The Adele and Mario Bros. Library Display at Medford Public Library
The Tardis Library Display at Medford Public Library
So if you haven’t stopped by your library lately, you may want to because aside from all the books to checkout you could be missing out on some awesome library displays. Or awesome library posters.