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  • For Activities and Competitions select from the Activity list below

    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.

Maori Library Displays

He kai kei aku ringa

There is food at the end of my hands

(Said by a person who can use his basic abilities and resources to create success)

Below you can view a selection of photos of Maori displays that Librarians, their colleagues, students or team mates have created. If you have Library display photos and would like to see them on this website you can submit them to: admin@creativelibrarydisplays.com 

A big thank you  or Maruuru e koe for submitting the following resources:

Jenny Whiting of Favona Primary School

Jenny Wilting - Favona Primary School Maori Language Week Jenny Wilting - Favona Primary School Maori Language Week 2
Jenny Wilting 1 Jenny Wilting3 Jenny Wilting 2


Jenny Wilting - Favona Primary School Maori Language Week 3


Jenny Wilting Maori Display Jenny Wilting


Annette McKitrick of Waimea Intermediate School

Annette McKitrick Waimea Intermediate School Richmond Nelson2
Annette 1 Annette 2 Annette 3


Clare Forrest, Raroa Normal Intermediate

Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori - Clare Forrest, Raroa Normal Intermediate
Clare 1Clare 2   Dr Seuss with Maori text


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