Jennifer, our kick-booty Children’s Librarian, had a great request for some of our monthly themes: throw more non-fiction into the mix. And we have! And it’s been more fun than I thought it’d be! And yes! I am exclaiming a lot! But that’s mainly because of our first super-focused on non-fic theme: <img class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-5562″ src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/knowvember.jpg?w=700″ alt=”Celebrating "KNOWvember" in November can be a lot of factual fun! | hafuboti.com” width=”700″ height=”478″>
As a child, I totally recall thinking about how both <em>no </em>and <em>know </em>sounded exactly alike. <em>Hooray for homonyms!</em> It was probably the first time I enjoyed linguistics and stuff like that there. So seeing this theme made my inner child pretty happy for the entire month.
Natasia did a beautiful job on decorating our front windows:
<img class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-5559″ src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/knowvember-front.jpg?w=700″ alt=”"Knowvember!" A theme for the Children’s Library where the focus was on non-fiction and facts! | hafuboti.com” width=”700″ height=”525″>
Each section of the window had its own theme: history, science, math, and the arts.
She also turned our whiteboard in the activity area into a jumble of facts:
<img class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-5561″ src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/knowvember-board.jpg?w=700″ alt=”A whiteboard with "Did You Know?!" at the top, and then a mix of facts printed out and taped up for kids and families to read and learn. | hafuboti.com” width=”700″ height=”680″>
Natasia also made a cool non-fiction book display with the word <em>KNOW </em>spelled out as a sign. Sorry that I failed to take a photo of that. I also failed to get a photo of Ashlynn’s nerdy scavenger hunt. I really need to make a monthly list of photos that I need to take before we switch out themes. You’ll have to trust me that those things were pretty cool.
But I hope I was able to share enough to inspire you to create your own non-fiction and factual displays!