Tuesday, March 5, 2013

"Must Stache" you a good book in your backpack!

 Looking for great ideas to increase your circulation? Students will be excited about coming to the library and finding good books to read when you have a promotion.  For the month of March we are celebrating "Mustache You a Good Book in your Backpack!"  We created a giant mustache bulletin board and are posting pictures of students holding their favorite books while wearing a fake mustache.  A great librarian, Mary Clark, posted this idea on twitter, and I loved it. I give her all the credit and my thanks for sharing her great idea.  That is one of the best things about our profession--our willingness to share and learn from each other.  I believe it is what keeps us inspired from day to day. Students also become inspired when we share our creativity and enthusiasm.  Students dash into the library between classes and during lunch just to have their picture taken with their favorite book! It warms my hear to see all the excitement.  At the end of the month all participating students will be entered in a drawing for Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks and City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. Remember to Keep Calm and Read On!

Library Lady wore an enormous mustache to check out books to students at  lunch in the cafeteria. The 'Stache' would not even fit through the door!

Students had a great time putting mustaches on the books!


  1. Congratulations on starting your blog! What an awesome post about getting books into the hands of students. The mustache is a trip. I really like the idea of bringing the books to the students during lunch. It makes you seem more accessible : )

  2. Thank you! Yes, I will do anything to put the right book in a young adult's hand--even wear a giant mustache!