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Title:
On display : 25 themes to promote reading
Author:
Skaggs, Gayle, 1952-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
vi, 162 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786406579
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library Z675.S3 S5975 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

Encouraging students to read is an important role for both librarians and educators, but creating reading promotion displays can often be a daunting task. This collection of eye-catching, theme-based, reading promotion displays provides detailed instructions, diagrams and suggestions for 25 different themes, from outer space to under the sea. Each theme includes variations for different age and grade groups, and ideas that range from a single bulletin board to a library-wide extravaganza with contests and parties. Illustrations are provided for every display. Tips for reducing cost and using alternative materials are also included.


Author Notes

Gayle Skaggs is the librarian at Cole R-5 Elementary School in Eugene, Missouri.


Reviews 1

Booklist Review

This is hardly the best-looking book about displays, but it just might suffice for novices in the bulletin-board wars. It is heavy on simple themes that will attract kids, such as rock and roll, basketball, and outer space. Along with the ideas there are directions for bulletin boards and simple displays: a jukebox, a freestanding basketball hoop, a bookworm. The black-and-white drawings have an amateurish look; or, looking at it positively, they aren't intimidating. The directions seem easy to follow and use resources easily found around the library. --Ilene Cooper


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