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Give Thanks & Be Happy

Hi Guys,

Yesterday, I put up a new display in the children’s room of our library. In November we try

to do an interactive display. Something revolving around being thankful and/or what we are thankful for. Last year I put up a giant turkey and the kids wrote on baby turkeys what they were thankful for. We hung everyone’s turkeys up for the month of November.

This year I wanted to do something other then a Thanksgiving theme, but something that would still portray the theme of thankfulness. I had an idea to do something with Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree


So I figured I would incorporate fall colors in the leaves and in place of the title and author I wrote: Give Thanks & Be Happy. The only leaves I could find for our accucut were kind of tiny, so the kids will only be able to write their names this

year. But they can tell us (the librarians) what they are thankful for. We have a little basket with pencils and different color leaves the kids can pick out.

I gotta say, I really love this one and it wasn’t all that hard. I am super proud of my boy–I free-handed that sucker!

Overall, this was a really simple display that gives quite a pop of color to the J-room. It is interactive, which the kids love and the Silverstein books will get a boost of circulation because of it.


So fun!

That’s all for now!


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