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Success stories from Hereford January 7, 2008

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From Jo Blankenburg‘s monthly report:

“Our primary set of display cubes near the entrance is a huge success covered with “Best Books of 2007,” titles culled from lists appearing in the NYT, Baltimore Sun, Amazon, Time, and Newsweek. A few customers each day leave with their arms full and keep librarians busy placing holds to keep it stocked. [NB: Booklist has come out with their “Best of 2007” lists as well…]

Eyewitness books flew off our secondary cubes, and a dump devoted to titles ordered in for our “Crime Time” branch generated booklist empties regularly.

All 200 copies of our first “Staff Recommends” booklist are now gone and are responsible for 200 items added to our YTD circulation. Each bookmark left tucked into a copy of one of those titles ordered in and on display on the top shelf of that popular area.

Easy book bundles stalled during December, but the addition of small Beginning Reader bundles are satisfying happy parents. Could Hereford someday of leftover SRC prizes?”


Circle of friends October 7, 2006

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Don’t overlook the obvious when arranging materials. Simply setting items out in a semicircle, as in this grouping of DVDs and videos at White Marsh, adds grace to any display.

DVD display September 12, 2006

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DVD display

Originally uploaded by hypatia atoz.

Towson recently loaded this DVD display to the gills
– some loved it and thought it inviting
– others thought it looked too crowded

What’s your opinion on filling displays to the brim?