1. Since I am over August, I made my September displays today at the library. Here’s what we got!

    Top: “Try something new.” I just pulled a bunch of new books out from our new shelves and displayed them. I have already refilled this bad boy since putting it out yesterday. We have a GREAT new YA books area, but there is little room for facing out. But I put them face out on a display, and they disappear (which is awesome).

    Middle: September is Hispanic Heritage Month, so I pulled out books featuring Latino/a and Hispanic characters or authors to display. There is a lot of backlist, which I like. Here’s a sample of what I pulled out: 

    • Adios to My Old Life - Caridad Ferrar
    • Not About the Accent - Caridad Ferrar
    • How to Salsa in a Sari - Dona Sarkar
    • Life, After - Sarah Darer Littman
    • Not Anything - Carmen Rodrigues
    • Romiette & Julio - Sharon Draper
    • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Benjamin Alire Saenz
    • Cuba 15 - Nancy Osa
    • Flight to Freedom - Ana Veciana-Suarez
    • Under the Mesquite - Guadalupe Garcia McCall
    • Estrellas Quinceanara - Malin Alegria
    • Muchacho - LouAnn Johnson
    • They Call Me Hero - Daniel Hernandez
    • Red hot salsa : bilingual poems on being young and Latino in the United States
    • Voices in first person : reflections on Latino identity

    My third display, on the bottom, is stories set in boarding schools as my “back to school” display. Some of my boarding school books are already in my new book display, so this let me pull out a lot of older titles, as well. I didn’t care if they were realistic or not, since magical boarding schools are fun, too.

    Here’s a sampling of what I used:

    • Mockingbirds - Daisy Whitney
    • Charm and Strange - Stephanie Kuehn
    • The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks - E Lockhart
    • Escape Theory - Margaux Froley
    • Tragedy Paper - Elizabeth LaBon
    • Dark Companion - Maria Acosta
    • Variant - Robison Wells
    • Paper Covers Rock - Jennifer Hubbard
    • The Education of Hailey Kendrick - Eileen Cook
    • Where the Truth Lies - Jessica Warman
    • Infinite Days - Rebecca Maizel
    • Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins
    • Viola in Reel Life - Adriana Triggiani
    • Jellicoe Road - Melina Marchetta
    • Spud - John Van de Ruit
    • Love from London - Emily Franklin
    • Winger - Andrew Smith


    Displays are one of my favorite things about librarianship. Seriously. It gets me excited about a new month. 

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      So many amazing books to choose from.
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      Great minds think alike! I just did a “Bored with Back to School? Try Boarding School” YA book display, although I...
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