Refreshing the Library

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Refreshing the Library

MuralsMural to brighten a library wall. Coordinate with the art teacher and students. No to low costhttp://www.classroom20.com/profiles/blogs/649749:BlogPost:185412

RugsA rug for the story center area which is appealing for the younger students. It will brighten the area.Low costhttp://www.teacherssupply.com/school-furniture/earthworks-area-rug.html?cid=1732016

LightingAdding floor lighting or hanging lights to change the ambience. Some students have trougle with flouresent lighting, so a corner of with this lightning would be helpful.Low costhttp://www.buzzle.com/articles/how-to-decorate-a-school-library.html

Riser SeatingSeating in story area so students can see more easily from the back.Low costhttp://www.schoollibrariesproject.org/designs.html

10 ideas for putting life back into library spaces.

ShelvingRearrange shelving to make a storytime section or for directing traffic flow.No Costhttp://schoollibrarybeyondsurvival.wordpress.com/category/rethinking-my-library/

Refreshing the Library

CushionsCushions and/or beanbags for story hour.Low cost (PTO might also help with cost.)http://www.demco.com/goto?BLS167760&ALL0000&es=20140202130149858132

EntranceMake the entrance special with a theme. Low cost with the help of volunteershttp://vallain.squidoo.com/theme-children-library

PlantsBringing the outside in with plants can be calming. Plants can also help the air in the library.http://www.buzzle.com/articles/how-to-decorate-a-school-library.htmlPicture from:http://schoollibrarybeyondsurvival.wordpress.com/category/library-management/

SignsNew signs for the library. The signs could point directions and/or help students with the nonfiction areas.No to Low Costhttp://www.librarypatch.com/p/deweying.html

Reading CornerAn area for students to sit, relax, and read away from tables.Low Costwww.homestylemama.com


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