Jacque Petersen, our State Library Liason for School Libraries shared a fantastic idea in her last weekly email. I hope you saw it there along with several others. It came originally from a librarian in Hawaii and bears repeating with its focus on both book care . Its wonderful how our library community shares great finds like this!
Graveyard of Books
Remind students that damaged books can no longer be read or enjoyed by anyone. Create a "Graveyard of Books" display for Halloween. Place several damaged books on a table and make tombstones for them out of construction paper. Try writing silly epitaphs for the tombstones which relate to book care. For example:
• Someone tossed me on the floor, I was trampled and bitten; I’ll be read no more.
• I dog-eared a page from the corner, now I really am a goner.