Spring is here, and with it comes a whole host of fun holidays to promote and new displays to create. We don't have a lot of display space in the wide open expanse of the children's room; we're limited to the tops of bookcases and the occasional small table that we reserve from use for our purposes. I'm not a huge fan of either, the table is so low the story time kids wreck havoc on it weekly and the bookcases are too high for anyone other than parents to see whats going on. But you make do with what you have and here are a few examples of things you might see if happen upon our children's room in April.
|April is Jazz Appreciation Month! Let's celebrate with Miss Lucy's ever-present tissue paper designs and all the books and CDs we can find on the subject.|
|Almost all the CDs went out on the first day. Our lone holdout is a late addition, a great Ella Fitzgerald for kids CD that I used as intro music in my Jazz program.|
|Oh hey Jazz Baby, good to see you again.|
There are a lot of truly beautiful and recently remodeled library branches in our system. This particular branch is not one of them. We're on a list, somewhere, to be remodeled once more money comes in, but until then we still get to tape things to our walls- a luxury the newer branches are strictly forbidden from doing.
|In this case (a longer bookcase and more books on the topic) I have a stash of extra Earth Day books hidden behind my desk. I've been replenishing the display as needed.|
And last, but certainly not least, a permanent display! Starting this month the wall space above the New Books! display is going to be dedicated to the beautiful make and take crafts from Theme Thursday Story Time that get left at the library. The artwork is beautiful and deserves a home somewhere, even if it isn't with the people who made it.