Great Displays for Your Library Step by Step


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About the Book

Need ideas for library displays? Here is an effective tool for designing and creating unique visual statements for library spaces. It offers practical advice on utilizing everyday materials to create lively but economical presentations on all sorts of topics including authors, world cultures, traditions, natural habitats and book genres. Each of 46 featured displays includes a brief introduction to the subject; an explanation of the genesis of the idea; specifics regarding the information included and its source; step-by-step instructions for assembly; and ideas on how to customize the display to any available space. Various display elements including unique color combinations, interesting graphics, balance, emphasis and intended audience are also discussed. A “Month-by-Month Display Ideas” appendix contains 77 additional nifty display ideas. There is a very lengthy bibliography for further research and inspiration. The book is thoroughly indexed.

About the Author(s)

Susan P. Phillips is the former Lending Services Supervisor at the Cressman Library of Cedar Crest College. She lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Bibliographic Details

Susan P. Phillips
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 248
Bibliographic Info: 46 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2008
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3164-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0182-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Preface      1

Getting Ready      3


The Life and Times of Bram Stoker      9

Michener at 100      14

¨Not for Myself Alone¨: Celebrating Jewish-American Authors      18

Lewis Carroll and Alice      22

Pop Culture

All That Jazz      27

Baseball as America      31

From Page to Screen      35

The Awesome 80s      39

No Pun Intended      43


Wild, Wild West      49

Tales of Horror      53

Hot Nights, Cool Reads      57

Nine Lives or More: Cats in Literature      61

Whodunit?      64


Celebrate the New Year!      69

Santa Blue: The Legend Begins      73

One Thousand Cranes      76

Day of the Dead: Dia de los Muertos      81


Sage of Monticello      85

Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America      90

D-Day Remembered: Project Overlord      95

Citizen Ben      100

Art and Architecture

Tribal Treasures      105

Art by Ponder Goembel      109

American Folk Art      113

Manhattan Skyscrapers      116


Italia      123

Chinese Calligraphy: The Art of Expression      127

Paris, City of Lights      130

Women Worldwide      134

Indian Arts      137


The Legend of Blackbeard      143

C.S. Lewis: Into the Wardrobe      147

Manet by the Sea      152


Star Bright      157

In the Garden      161

John Muir      165

Flowers in Books and Drawings      169


Exposed      173

Sailors’ Tales      177

Game, Set, Match!      180

Hold ‘Em, Fold ‘Em      184

The Mind

Dreams      189

Mood and Madness      192

Dying to Be Thin      196

On Seeing      200

Month-by-Month Display Ideas      205

Some Construction Techniques      217

Bibliography      221

Index      227

Book Reviews & Awards

“excellent…recommend[ed]”—The Australian Library Journal; “enthusiasm, creativity, and breadth of personal interest are evident throughout this book”—School Library Journal; “this is one book that lives up to its title…lively text”—Booklist.