This entire idea is the brainchild of one of my 3,000 supervisors, Catherine. I am but her humble glitter jockey (here to happily execute her display plans by cutting out pictures of Melvil Dewey and covering them in sparkles), but I thought I’d share this brilliance. This display has everything: hot dead guys, glitter bowties, and seizure-inducing flashing lights.
Here’s the big idea: At the reference desk, we have a big display with Melvil Dewey announcing his Dewey Decimal Number of the Day. He tells you the number as well as the subject:
Then you bop on over to non-fiction to see if you can find a tinier Dewey hiding in the stacks:
Then you can take out some books on today’s subject or just pat yourself on the back for a job well done. “What do the kids win if they find Dewey?” you might ask. THEY WIN THE SATISFACTION OF LEARNING ABOUT THE DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM, THAT’S WHAT.
~Love and Libraries, Ingrid