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    Organizing activities and competitions is fun but sometimes you might want some inspiration. I've collected ideas and posted them in our activity lists below. What about a Jelly Bean Competition?
  • Activities

  • TIP: Keep an action list

    Make a rough sketch of how the display will look like. Write down what materials and tools you will need. Create a time-line / checklist: This week copying and laminating - Next week: buy or beg materials - Two weeks: covering display boxes with matching paper - Three weeks: collect books matching the display....
  • TIP: Staple at an angle

    Your job will be much easier when you hold the stapler at an angle. The staples will stick out a bit at one side - perfect to get hold of them with pliers and pull them out when you change displays.
  • TIP: Use a glue gun

    Glue guns are the most fantastic tools when creating displays. You can attach all sorts of materials like hard plastic, metal, fabric and everything else you can think off. Be careful with your fingers (blow - blow) the glue is very hot and you easily get blisters
  • TIP: Create a 3D effect!

    Create a 3D effect by hanging objects in front of the display board, like fish in a Sea Life display or lanterns in a Summer Reading display.
  • TIP: Don’t overdue it!

    Too much text, images or books on display too close together distract the eye. Each object needs its own space. Think of a shop window that is more than full with appliances, you can’t distinguish one object from the other, while carefully placed objects attract the attention.

Put a poem in your pocket

What a great idea to promote poetry……

Another great idea of Hilly Coufreur of Cambridge Library – Waipa District Council.

    Create pockets of shirts, jackets or just by attaching a piece of paper to the background

     and use them to put in love poems,

                      war poems, celebration poems or the saddest poems you can think of…..





Get out your most beautiful poetry books and put them on the table

   and get some more 

Arrange them by color as Hilly did,by topic or just randomly




 Get your best jeans out and hey, presto….. another great spot for

  a language miracle……..



And this is how the total display looks like….. FANTASTIC!!!!

What a novel idea Hilly (forgive the pun)

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