In our chapter books section, the Youth Wing librarians have been taking turns creating book displays. I posted my contribution, the gross books display, not so long ago. This time around, my fearless leader Catherine decided that we should make a staff picks display. We each chose three books that we super dig, and came up with this:
Each staff member got their own shelf, decked out with their three selections and an information sheet. The sheet has a little cartoon version of the librarian (sort of reminiscent of these) and a summary of the recommended books:
I made the mini-librarians on Wee World, which is obnoxiously cute. Here are all the librarians and their selections:
I also made a little handout sheet with all our selections on it, in case patrons want to refer to our picks in the future. I think this display is a great way for us to showcase our favorite books and also to help patrons remember what our names are. Maybe the cartoon little versions of us will help them put the names to the faces. Right now, when they refer to us they usually say, “That lady that was here,” and that really doesn’t narrow it down.
If you had to name your three favorite books to recommend to kids grades 3-6, what would you pick?
~Love and Libraries, Ingrid