While I do adore the official poster for GLBT Book Month (featuring the artwork from one of my favorite picture books, This Day in June, which I talk about in length here), I made my own ’cause mama’s on a budget. I used this for both the children’s and YA displays I made:
We have limited display space in the children’s room, so I made an ever-so-tiny display behind our reference desk:
Some of the books have left the display to go circulate, so I’m a happy camper.
My larger display ended up in the YA section, where I just have much more room to set stuff up. Here’s a simple book display:
Over by the YA ref desk, I had even more room to work with, so I created my own images to display on a corkboard. I also laminated the individual images and stuck them up in each YA computer terminal (I can’t promise that every teen will see the corkboard, but most of them use the computers at some point). I used images and quotes of famous LGBTQ folks and allies. I’m still new at creating images. I should have, perhaps, rethought my font choice (some of the commas look like periods. Ugh.). Some of the transparent edits on the images are my own, and that’s why they SUCK. Also, if the person in the picture is wearing a flower crown, it means I accidentally cut the top of their head off. Not cool.
If you want to use any/all these images in your displays, please do. If they go up on your blog, please credit me, your main girl Ingrid.
I apologize for the world’s worst picture of Beyonce. Don’t come for me, Beyhive.
These images went up together at the YA reference desk:
And in the individual computer cubbies:
What are you preparing for GLBT Book Month?
~Love and Libraries, Ingrid