Our librarian Stephanie transformed the windows behind our reference desk into an awesome spring scene. The weather is still generally awful here in the Chicago area, so it’s really nice to have some cheerful colors at our desk! One side is a tree composed of butterflies (inspiration from a bulletin board on Pinterest): And I’m… Continue reading Spring is in the Air!
We have a large glass display case in our department, and a few years ago I came across a brilliant idea on Pinterest that I’ve used a number of times since to fill the case: an I Spy display! It’s a simple concept. Put a bunch of stuff in a display, then post a list… Continue reading I Spy… Winter!
Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and it’s the perfect time to take stock of what you’re thankful for. This month, at the entrance to our Children’s Department, we have a space where kids can tell us what they’re thankful for. Our librarian Rachel printed images of turkeys, which are laminated and taped up to the boards. Kids fill out… Continue reading I’m Thankful For…
During October, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head have been hanging out at the front of the Children’s Department for kids to interact with. The Potato Heads have been modeling all sorts of Halloween costumes: We made all the pieces in-house, but the inspiration is from the Suring Area Public Library, via Pinterest.