Great Library Ideas: The Artist-Curated Book Display

Colorful PaletteI’ve seen some librarians put together awesome displays. Others, well, they’ve seemed a little more aesthetically challenged. I totally understand: librarians wear a lot of hats, and sometimes, the jaunty beret of the artist is just not one of them.

So, instead, why not reach out to local artists and get them to do displays for you? Win-win, you get an attractive display, and they level up on local notability. The Portsmouth Public Library in New Hampshire has been all over this, not only getting artists to do displays, but displaying their art in the library, doing public talks, the works. Awesome.

(Photo: Eric May)

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