We hand out a bookmark with every student loan at our library, for all sorts of reasons. Because kids like to know what page they're on. To make it easy for students to know what page they're on without bending book corners (to make it easy for them to do the right thing). As a freebie. As a promotional item promoting the library and our current theme. Because we can.
If you follow the tag for bookmarks on this blog, you'll find a bunch of the ones we've made using Publisher and coloured cardboard (click here or over on the tag cloud on the right on the word 'bookmarks').
With a limited budget (but a confetti-style approach to bookmarks) I'm always on the lookout for inexpensive and clever ways to create fun bookmarks. By and large, I don't go for laminated-precious, but ones we can hand out with generosity and enthusiasm: so they need to be inexpensive.
One thing we're about in the library is facts and information. So, get yourself one of these:
Here's another facty-book find with equally good potential:
Tune in tomorrow for another cheap bookmark idea.
*GIFSL = Good Ideas For School Libraries
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