Look supervisors! All that time I spend messing around on Twitter paid off! After seeing this brilliant idea from the Johnson County Library, I knew we had to repeat it here in our teen section.
My coworker Emma is usually in charge of this particular display section, but I asked if we could copy the above display for May. She was down, so I got to work finding titles with solid first lines. I specifically looked for books that we had multiple copies of, as well as overlooked gems that weren’t circulating in the collection.
Here are the images I made to tape to the front of our YA books. Feel free to use ’em. It would make me happy, in fact.
Emma, because she’s done the whole “wrapping up books to obscure their cover” deal before, wrapped white printer paper around all the books, leaving their barcodes exposed so that the circulation desk workers don’t want to kill us:
I glue-sticked all the first lines to the front of the book and bang-boom, the display is a done deal!
Thanks to the lovely folks at the Johnson County Library for sharing this idea! Virtual high five!
So, what’s your favorite first line? Let me know in the comments.
~Love and Libraries, Ingrid