Oh Dewey! YOU’RE SO DREAMY!

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.

Behold! Melvil Dewey's Dewey Decimal Number of the Day!
Behold! Melvil Dewey’s Dewey Decimal Number of the Day!
Dewey! Dewey! Let me be! Keep that Decimal System far from me.
Dewey! Dewey! Let me be! Keep that Decimal System far from me.

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:

subject

Then you bop on over to non-fiction to see if you can find a tinier Dewey hiding in the stacks:

If you're lucky, he'll be wearing a little disguise.
If you’re lucky, he’ll be wearing a little disguise.

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.

Click here to see it twinkle.

~Love and Libraries, Ingrid