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Jamie Canaves

Contributing Editor

Jamie Canavés is the Tailored Book Recommendations coordinator and Unusual Suspects mystery newsletter writer–in case you’re wondering what you do with a Liberal Arts degree. She’s never met a beach she didn’t like, always says yes to dessert, loves ‘80s nostalgia, all forms of entertainment, and can hold a conversation using only gifs. You can definitely talk books with her on Litsy and Goodreads. Depending on social media’s stability maybe also Twitter and Bluesky.

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.

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Batman Returns Library Display at Alverno College Library

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African American Authors everyone should read library display at Lila D. Bunch Library, Belmont University

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Banned Books Library Display at Lacey Timberland Library by Rachel Moani

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YA Book Cover Dress Library Display by thejenchesney

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Native American Heritage Month Library Display by Mary Alessi at The Decker Library at Maryland Institute College of Art

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Mustache Library Display at Hinsdale Public Library

Hey Girl Women’s History Library Display at Southeast Branch St. Johns County Public Library


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Beyoncé Themed Library Display at Lacey Timberland Library

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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.