August Themes of Book Displays: Take a Dive Into the Image Search Lottery
Here’s where longstanding blogs can be of use to librarians and booksellers.
In 2004 or so I started my very first children’s literature blog on the Blogger platform. Called “A Fuse #8 Production” it was picked up by School Library Journal as part of its own blog platform in 2006. Since that time I’ve pretty much been on the same site. That means that over the intervening 17 years or so I’ve accrued an astounding number of images. And so now, when I search this image bank for something as innocuous as “Hands” I might come up with a multitude of interesting results.
I’ve been trying to figure out for a while the best way to make use of this treasure trove and today I think I’ve hit upon the answer. Much in the same way that I had fun last week finding 2023 children’s books with similar titles, I’m going to bring up some of the themed days of August, just to see what results I get. If you are a librarian who likes to put together themed displays, consider today’s list a series of suggestions of which titles to display.
Note: Please understand that I literally have no idea why many of these images are in my back files. What the head forgets the algorithm remembers.
Here we go!
August 7th: Sisters Day
August 15th – Best Friends Day
August 19th – Cupcake Day
August 20th – Honeybee Day
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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