Creating displays is probably one of my favorite parts of my job. Since we’re still not back to doing full programming and outreach at my branch, I’ve had a lot of time to think about and try different ways to market materials in the teen area. Headquarters likes us to keep things simple, but I still have had a lot of fun seeing what I can do with the space I have. Here are a few displays I’ve featured recently:
Find Your Fandom
In August, I put together this display of graphic novels, movies, books, and audiobooks to celebrate Planet Comicon, “the region’s largest pop culture and comic event” that took place in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. I don’t have a ton of space to work with, but I tried to feature everything from superheroes, to fan fiction, to Star Wars.
When You “Don’t Have Time to Read”
With schools getting back into gear in September, I thought it would be great to feature short stories, graphic novels, novels in verse, audiobooks, and books under 200 pages for those who might not be able to find much time to read with everything going on. I used Canva to design the sign – a tool I’ve really come to appreciate!
Books Under Fire
And, as many librarians and booksellers know, the end of September means Banned Books Week. I always like to go big, and I put a little more craft into this display while still keeping it relatively simple. I cut some cardstock into flaming bookmarks and wrote the reasons people and groups have used to challenge the books. I tried to include a mix of classics and recent titles, and also feature audiobooks.