and hey, it's another chance to not only celebrate the season and goodwill and so forth, but also to be distinctly library, maybe do a bit of marketing that's a celebration of the year's popular books. So we asked the kids for suggestions, and then made up some special decorations for the school library Christmas tree...
A closer look. Hands down, the most popular book in the library this year (gad, that was a frightful pun!)
and finally, my origami boys came through big time - 32 sheets of luminous lime cardboard turned into this fabulous star:
How to make the decorations? (you're on your own with the star!): find copies of favourite book covers (eg. from bookdepository.co.uk), create a Publisher document with them, print in colour on glossy photo paper, stick onto a sheet of stiff cardboard (we used the luminous lime) and cut them out. We could have done fancier than paperclip hangers, maybe, but what the heck - it's real, and fun, and reflects the kids' interests and enthusiasms this year.
What do you think? The kids think it's cool!