We recently adopted the idea of Book Bundles at my library and the response has been pretty great. Our crack/cracked team of children’s librarians makes at least six of these bundles a day. The bundles consist of three or four books on the same topic grouped together. My boss read about the concept of these bundles and we took to making them right away. We’ve had bundles about cats, dogs, princesses, sharks, trucks, pink, “back to school”, wordless books, etc., etc. Bundles fly off the shelves throughout the day. I call it “one stop shopping”: the parent can see a topic their child is interested in and quickly pick up a little bundle on the subject.
Of course, after a couple of cups of coffee and prolonged exposure to Summer Reading madness, I had to get a little stupid. I figured I’d make a book bundle on birds and whoopsie-doops, this pops into my head:
So, my book bundle turns into this idiocy:
So, if you don’t watch Portlandia, I just totally wasted your time. However, if you need three picture books on the topic of birds, bop on over. Cacao to you not coming to my library!
~Love and Libraries, Ingrid