October 18, 2007

Library Display: Teen Read Week

Sarah and I made an awesome window display in the library foyer to promote Teen Read Week. We wanted to make it look like teen spaces we have seen at home or at school. Key pieces were a backpack and a locker.

We based the backpack on a project Sarah did with our TAB. She had the teens bring in their backpacks so we could see what is in a teen's backpack these days. How do they fold their notes?

What tools of trade do they bring (ipods, brushes, candy)? What toys are they carrying? She made still lifes from the teens' backpacks.

The locker is from our staff lounge. We used an old magnetic poetry kit. Then we crumpled up old notes and borrowed stuff from our library lost and found to make it realistic.

We are very proud of our creation!