New Year New Genres

I was having a bit of a mental block when it came to putting up a display at our Main Library for the new year. I really didn’t want to do the “New Year New You” that we seem to default to every year. I was also concerned that I may not come up with anything since I felt pretty spent from everything going on at the Children’s Library.

GPL’s logo in 2014

It’s when I came across this post from Black Country Librarian and it was a lightning bolt moment. Not only would this be a simple display, but it ties-in with our logo.

I actually took several leaves from the logo, enlarged them in Photoshop and then inserted them into my Word document.

It’s tough to tell, but the sign holder is one of the newer and much larger sign holders we got for the Children’s Library. The point of getting larger holders was to help the signs stand out from the larger-format picture books.

Click on the above image to get this sign (ledger size).

The display wasn’t as elaborate as my inspiration’s (I would have also loved to add writing to some larger leaves and have them dangling from the ceiling), but the genre’s are spread out sort of “root-like” (okay, so sort of in a line) along the table.

I also sprinkled extra leaves that I had added to the sign (which were cut out by my new cutting machine), all around the table/books.

See that gap in the middle? It’s where I’d put several westerns a few days before I took this picture – so the display seems to be working a little bit. ::happy dance::

There you have it! A refreshing display for the new year that encourages others to “refresh” their reading!

UPDATE: I had trouble locating my original files for this, so I recreated/modernized the sign (using Affinity Designer) on letter-sized paper, going both orientations. Click on either image below to get a jpeg for your use.

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