iRead Summer Reading Display
My iRead display in the YA area of the library:
Only after I took the picture and put the camera away did I realize I put Epic and Saga by Connor Kostick in the wrong order for the picture. Other books featured changed almost everyday since teens were borrowing like mad this summer. It was a good summer reading. Some of the other books you may or may not recognize in the display are: How to Draw Manga: Costume Encyclopedia Vol. 4 by Hikaru Hayashi and Kimiko Morimoto, Sneaker Freaker by Simon Wood, Atherton by Patrick Carman, Nemu Nemu by Audra Furuichi and Scott Yoshinaga, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, and StreetWise: A Guide for Teen Investors by Janet Bamford.
The iRead was supposed invoke themes of innovation, invention, and ingenuity. Books that fit in with this theme include Kenji Kawakami’s Big Bento Box of Unuseless Inventions, Sneakier Uses for Everyday Things, Cool Stuff and Cool Stuff 2.0. The theme was pretty open ended so all kinds of books went up on display.
Our lobby display:
The dogs are Anpan and Nemu from the webcomic Nemu Nemu whose creators we hosted for a library program during the summer reading program. They’re so cute I thought I’d use them as a come on for folks to come to the program. The children’s incentives are the buggy things on the right. They went with the cooperative whereas us rebellious YAs decided to opt out. I do think the art and incentives for the children’s program are pretty awesome. I just wish that I the YA stuff was better. Not to totally knock the metamorphosis theme or art, but the variety of stuff is lacking. Seems like we always get shafted or added in as an afterthought.