This is possibly not my most original display, but it’s definitely uncharted territory for me. First of all, it’s a display on just one book, rather than a display featuring several different books. My original intention was to dedicate the bulletin board to Ninth Ward, by Jewell Parker Rhodes. But that book is amazing and poignant and breathtaking, and I’m a Children’s Librarian with a mostly broken stapler and a tremendous fear of failure. So, I went for The Strange Case of the Origami Yoda. Hey, it’s no Ninth Ward, but it’s so fun and clever and I just adore it.
Second of all, I did origami. ALL BY MYSELF. This is terrifying. I’d rather do Summer Reading sign up than origami. But, I had a handy little video and sat at my desk all day, muttering to paper until I got it right. Right-ish. Right enough. I talk to paper sometimes. Anyway, click on the display to get a super great tutorial on how to make your very own origami Yoda. You can call him Ralphie. Or Yoda. You can be besties, best friends.
Third of all, the display is a great way of reminding me to recommend this book to kids. Every time I pass it, I remember that I have 3 copies of it, and I need to make sure that at least someone walks away with one today. Every kid who has read it sings its praises. We’ll even sit at the reference desk together, making origami Yodas and ignoring more important tasks.
All in all, it does not rank very high on the glitter scale, but it serves an important purpose.
So, come on. What’s your latest display?