Welcoming Diversity

Welcoming Diversity

The lovely Lucila Lontajo, a Library Technician at Westwood Collegiate in Winnipeg, Manitoba, sent me a kind request for a variation on my Libraries Are For Everyone signs: please make a set of Welcome signs. BLAMMO! So mote it be. If you’re interested in adding languages from your community, then check out this post that…

Archives Are For All

Archives Are For All

On Twitter @VasiliatheWise asked if I would be so kind as to make a set of my Libraries Are For Everyone for all of the archivists out there – and she gave me the wording: Archives Are For All! So these go out to all those library archivists who maintain and preserve our histories, stories,…

Library Logo Line Art

Library Logo Line Art

You could also call this post the fourth unofficial Build a Better Artwork post since I could totally see these being put out for a passive coloring program OR a SUPER SPECIAL FILL-IN-THE-LOGO WITH HOW TO BUILD A BETTER WORLD OR SOME SUCH COMMUNITY ART PROJECT WHERE YOU THEN CUT OUT THE IMAGE AND PUT…

Shadow Play Signs

Shadow Play Signs

This is one of those ideas that I really can’t explain how I came up with it. It just sort of happened. About a month prior to having this idea, I had a realization: use all of the front entryway windows at our main library building for programming flyers. Prior to this idea, all events…

Our Chalkboard Window

Our Chalkboard Window

At some point this past summer I had a flash of inspiration. It’s probably because I saw yet another awesome chalkboard sidewalk sign on Pinterest, which made me want to do something like that. Then the location of it came about because although I love having windows everywhere in our building, I don’t like the…

Build a Better Artwork pt. 1

Build a Better Artwork pt. 1

After over a year of excitement awaiting what the “new art process” for the CSLP would yield, I was disappointed (to say the very least). That’s all I’ll say about that. So back to the literal drawing board I went! I must give a HUGE shout-out to both Angie and Bryce for brainstorming ideas to…

Surprise!

Surprise!

It wasn’t until very recently that I had a revelation: When a patron is in our library and discovers something neat like our Summer Reading Program Booklets, and they’re all like, “Wow! I had no idea!” and I’m all Beamy McBeamface and like, “I know! Isn’t it great?!” That’s just wrong. It took me taking…

Library Strength Training

Library Strength Training

The lovely Director of the Three Rivers Library System asked if I would design a graphic for their upcoming Library Strength Training event – and of course I said YES! And here’s what I came up with: I basically merged two images that were marked free for reuse and modification. So feel free to use…

Cats VS Dogs

Cats VS Dogs

This year we split our Summer Reading Program into two 5 week repeating storytime sessions (vs. the previous 8 week single session program). We had incredible numbers, people grasped the concept quickly, and it was no longer a cliquish event. There was less work for the Children’s Librarian in terms of planning five storytimes vs….

Drawn to Puns

Drawn to Puns

As I mentioned in my MA(r)Y post, we wanted to keep May’s focus on art. Therefore, the brilliant Brittany came up with our art-themed Great Wall-o-Pun. And just like Mary, she surprised me with how awesome the end result was. She went to town with the fonts and colors (crayons again – can you believe…

LOL @ the Library

LOL @ the Library

I don’t really have a lot to say about this particular display. I wanted bold and fun, and I think I achieved it. It was mainly an excuse to keep my silly picture book covers up for the entire month of April (and not just on the first). I’ve also wanted to do an interactive…

New Year New Genres

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…

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…