Holomua Elementary School Librarian Ruby Arita uses many book stands and display racks to showcase book covers and encourage borrowing. The stands and racks are all over the library on the floor, on top of book cases, and at book case ends.
Iolani Upper School Library has a table full of drink bottles, lunch sacks and food containers at the entrance. It’s a creative way to prevent eating and drinking in the library. Iolani Upper School Head Librarian Tennye Cabrera explained it was like the “Amnesty Table” at the airport before you reach the TSA security check point. Students leave their food and drinks on the table and do not get in trouble.
Terri Tanji, Leihoku Elementary School’s Librarian has an efficient system so books get checked out on days her library assistant works. When classes visit the library, students put a marker or post-it on books they want to borrow. Leihoku Elementary Library Assistant Miss Jenn checks the books out, puts them in the classroom box which then gets delivered a few days after the class visited the library.
Librarian Lori Chun at Kaimuki High School Library has lined her entrance with bulletin boards filled with photos and autographs along with their favorite book from Kaimuki High School staff, famous celebrities, the 2012 UH Rainbow Wahine Volleyball team and the news staff at Hawaii News Now. What a great way to give students ideas on books to read.
Earlier this year Lori ran a contest tying the release of the second Hunger Games movie Catching Fire. Students completed trivia questions on the book to enter the contest.
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