Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Library Display Magic

photo source - Bernardsville Public Library

Does this look familiar to you? Well, yes, it's a huge, stylized globe, and it's also the centerpiece for our new display celebrating Bernardsville Public Library's slogan, "A world at your doorstep."

But it is also a cleverly reworked prop from our National Library Week book display earlier this year. Please refer to the April 9, 2008, posting for information on how the large wire construction above, symbolizing the tree of knowledge, was created by staff member Shelley Jones. To solder and construct this wire tree was a daunting task, and Shelley hoped she would never have to see it again.

photo source - Bernardsville Public Library
Nonetheless, the wire orb "called" to her when we needed a large world globe for the new slogan display. A little blue paint and an extended decoupaging session turned a green tree into "a world at your doorstep." How's that for magic? Our display features selections from some of the library's most popular collections, including hobbies, travel, and self-help. Please feel free to check out any of these books.

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