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So I have two pretty big displays that I am in charge of in the teen area of our library. One is a big bulletin board, which I’ve been doing okay coming up with ideas for. The other is a really big display case. This one I have a little more trouble with. It’s not like our children’s area display case where we can just put cute things and I Spy stuff in. And I don’t have a whole lot of “stuff” to put in there. Plus I don’t want to lock up a bunch of books so that no one can check them out or make my colleagues have to walk over there and open the case every time someone wants one of those books.

So here’s what I have in the display case right now:

display case

It’s not a great picture, but you get the idea. I got this idea from one random picture I saw online of a black circle on a wall that said “Hole to another universe.” It’s a really simple display, but at least it’s eye-catching. It is double-sided, so there are a couple other holes to peek in on the other side. In the holes is just printed out book covers of books that take place in space.

Anyway, this has been up for a couple months, so now I’m working on something else, but it’s just so hard to completely fill! I search online quite a bit for ideas, but it doesn’t seem like most library teen areas have actual display cases.