Even More Signs

Even More Signs

Okay, so it turned out that my three part new sign series has a fourth part. What can I say? I rebel against…uh, numbers? Along with our directional and informational signs from 2015, I realized that our “rules” signs also needed a refresh. BEFORE: AFTER: In the After picture, the library images behind the children…

A Great Update

A Great Update

Besides recently giving our library’s community space a much needed update, I’ve also been trying to make our office a bit nicer. I share this office with Jennifer, our Children’s Librarian, and it’s pretty much the hub for the rest of our team. The doorway leading out to the circulation desk has had its share…

Book End Cozy Redux

Book End Cozy Redux

This is the third, and final, sign revamp post. Here is part one and part two in case you missed them. As I went to look for my post on what I call “book end cozies,” I realized that my first post about them was buried in a holiday post. Oops. And at the beginning…

Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times

This is the second part of my series of signage in the library. I only feel slightly sorry if you just punched your monitor because I used the word “signage.” The English language, despite decades of trying to pin it down, remains awesomely fluid. Anywho. (heh) In the first part of this series I discussed…

Redesign Sign Time

Redesign Sign Time

While our library spaces are closed to the public, we have been busy completing tasks that have long been on our to-do lists. For me, one of those things has been updating our signs throughout the Children’s Library. After unintentionally letting some things stagnate between 5-8 years, it seems painfully obvious that I need to…

Mi  Máscara

Mi  Máscara

Claudia Depkin from Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library contacted me with a request: might I create a Spanish version of my My Mask Protects My Community designs? Why yes, yes I might. And did. In case you were wondering, I chose the mask colors based on South American countries’ flags. And I’m grateful for my…

Get Your Mask On

Get Your Mask On

One month ago, Angie Manfredi had brought RAYGUN to my attention in regards to good mask options. I highly recommend a local Iowa business, Raygun. Like with all of their products, they are made with NO sweatshop labor and, in fact, Union labor. Angie Manfredi Then, a few days ago, librarianmusings2017 suggested</a>&nbsp;that I should make…

A Rather Graphic Display

<img class=”alignnone wp-image-716″ title=”How a plain plastic sign became fun and dimensional using Photoshop, scissors, some glue, and double-sided tape.” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/gra3.jpg?w=584″ alt=”” width=”584″ height=”438″> For a long time we had a very bold and to-the-point purple sign (which tied-in to our purple-tinted labels that indicate our graphic novels). &nbsp;It did its job, especially when we…