Painted Upholstered Storytime Chair

Have you been seeing painted upholstery all over Pinterest and DIY blogs lately?  Well, we’ve jumped on the painted-upholstery bandwagon too!  And now we have a cool, new storytime chair. We started with a chair that we already had at the library.  It was a good size and shape, but after years of use it…

Ten Bulletin Board Alternatives

I knew that writing a post about why you should take down your bulletin boards would ruffle a few feathers….and that’s OK!  It was really a challenge to think about things in a different way.  So often we do things out of habit or because we think that we have to, that we don’t even stop to consider that…

Tablet Parental Controls

It’s been about a month now since we put up our Tablet Look-Up Station and we still think it’s pretty nifty – and our patrons do too! Kids have adapted to using the tablet easily (maybe too easily!)  We thought we had access to apps and settings fairly hidden, but kids figured out waaay faster…

Chalkboard Lettering

Mollie has been using the book Creative Lettering by Jenny Doh for inspiration for the chalkboard signs.  It has lot’s of great lettering ideas in it!  Check it out! Here’s our chalkboard display sign from this month: Valentine’s Day is over and the St. Patrick’s Day book display went up today.  It’s filled with books…

Chalkboard Display Sign

We’ve been all about chalkboard paint lately…and we keep finding new ways to use it. Our latest project was creating a small chalkboard to use for our book displays.  This saves Mollie from creating and printing book display signs…now we can just reuse the chalkboard! We made this by reusing the wooden base of this Melissa…

Children’s Mural

I am so excited about the new mural in our Children’s library, that I just have to share it with you!  We have an amazing artist in town, Helen King, who painted this for us.  It is a memorial for a lady who served on our library board for many years. Check out the progression…

Mini Makeover Continued….

Back in January, I posted about our “Budget Mini-Makeover,” …but we didn’t stop there.  Now that the entrance is open, we realized that the children’s desk was very cluttered and it was difficult to see staff members when they were sitting at the desk. 1. We removed the catalog computer sitting on the counter and…

Budget Mini-Makeover

I thought I’d share with you all the mini-makeover we gave the entrance to the children’s library.  Our children’s room is in the basement and sometimes it can seem like a maze of doors trying to find it.   I often see people walking around, looking lost.  Plus, all of the walls are painted white, white,…