One of my many roles at one of my jobs is to create monthly book displays. These are a constant in libraries and serve the dual function of creating visually interesting areas for patrons and introducing them to books they might not have normally picked up. They can be themed to a specific genre, topic or author. Or, if you want a mini-collection that’s a little more loosely connected, then you can theme the collection to the dominant color of the cover, for example. And that’s exactly what I did with July’s main display (I also did one that featured grilling cookbooks):
One display challenge this solves is that it’s a lot easier to refill the display. Many of my displays are themed to a specific topic, say yoga as a way to relax. Unfortunately, my library might only have 6 books on this topic. By the middle of the month, books disappear from the display and it begins to look a little sad. Luckily, by the middle of July, I only have to run out and grab some more of the 50 or so orange covered books I didn’t choose for my display.
And I can still use this idea later with any number of colors. All you have to do is pick a color, pair it with a fun pun (you all know how I love a pun!) and explore your collection. Here’s to future fun with colors!