April Display Ideas

Spring is in the air…finally! I know it is too soon to think that the snow season is over, but with the time change this weekend, I am really hoping we are turning the corner towards warmer weather.

Keep America Beautiful Month
Display books about our national parks. Use this website to discover more about these treasures.

National Humor Month
Looking for ways to make patrons laugh? Try one of these 8 Activities to Celebrate National Humor Month.

National Poetry Month
There are endless poems to discover and enjoy in the library. Highlight the 811 section and spend the month reading aloud favorite poems from diverse voices.

School Library Month
School Library Month is the American Association of School Librarians’ celebration of school librarians and school libraries. Every April school librarians are encouraged to host activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school libraries play in transforming learning.

Sandra Boynton’s Birthday (April 3, 1953)
Sandra Keith Boynton is an American humorist, songwriter, director, music producer, children’s author and illustrator. Boynton has written and illustrated more than fifty books for both children and adults, as well as over four thousand greeting cards, and five music albums. She has also designed calendars, wallpaper, bedding, stationery, paper goods, clothing, jewelry, and plush toys for various companies. Display her books and board books on a table in the children’s area.

Maya Angelou’s Birthday (April 4, 1928)
Maya Angelou was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Prepare a display of her books and a book mark or checklist for your patrons to use to discover her titles.

National Pet Day (April 11)
Display books about pets and create pet rock necklaces using a few simple items and these directions from KinderArt.

National Library Week (April 19-25, 2020)
This year the ALA has selected the theme “Find Your Place at the Library.” Resources are available here.

National Arbor Day (April 24)
Can your patrons identify all of the trees around your library or neighborhood? Leaf-ID is an excellent resource for identifying trees by their leaves. Display your books about trees and leaves.

World Penguin Day (April 25)
Display books and DVDs about penguins. Set up a computer to show the Explore.org link to the Magellanic penguin exhibit at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.

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