I’m constantly trying to spread the word about great new books in the library and I hit upon free advertising space in the ladies’ loos. To promote shortlisted Carnegie titles we created laminated A4 posters displaying the book cover image and the opening page. These were placed on the toilet doors. Apart from brightening up the place they have had the desired effect of directing people to the library to borrow the books, intrigued to know more. I am ridiculously pleased that three copies of ‘Rooftoppers’ and two of ‘Blood Family’ have been borrowed by our wonderful support staff. A number of staff have commented on how much they like the idea and enjoy reading about books they wouldn’t normally discover. Two 6th form girls have borrowed the books too having read the opening pages. No sign of any men borrowing these books yet although my male helpers insist they did put the posters up in the mens!
Teaching and support staff get ready for the Summer YA Challenge – more information soon.
Pupils get ready for more book openings on toilet doors and a brilliant summer read coming your way.
I’m already looking forward to National Poetry Day on 2nd October 2014 so we can do ‘WC Poetry’!
Great idea! I did this with poetry a few years ago and had forgotten about it. Think I will try this.
Yes, I like the idea of trying it with poetry too.