Earlier in the week this sweet little poster caught my eye when it was shared on Facebook and Twitter.
Slate shared it in this post Adorable Midcentury Posters Teaching Kids How To Use The Library, which featured 8 of these posters from a 32-poster book Using Your Library: 32 Posters For Classroom and Library by Mary Joan Egan and Cynthia Amrice published in 1965.
These were created to help children with topics such as research, finding a book using the card catalog and even borrowing books from the library.
Then we thought...
Wouldn't it be neat to create our very own posters that looked like these using Buncee?
So I wrote to my Buncee team and asked if we could brainstorm to create some ways create posters like this. Meagan, who is one of the amazing designers at Buncee, Sean, Marie and I got on a Slack to hear my ideas.
As we were talking about creating stained colored filters, library artifacts and sweet little posters, I started to think how Buncee could also be used to support our need in libraries for signage, cataloging and so many other needs for promoting and support reading, librarians and of course....our children.
We knew that we needed a special new Library category in Buncee that we would fill with wonderful stickers, backgrounds, messages and more.
It was my job to share the needs of libraries and teacher librarians. I added different things to the Google Doc like Library Names, Traditional Library Categories, Genrification Signage, Reading Sayings, Reading Celebrations, State Awards and more.
Elaine Deja had created.
The possibilities are endless.
I can't wait to see what you create and how you use these in your libraries too!
And I can't wait to share the cool little library posters we are creating to look like the old ones too.