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Book Week 2017: Escape to Everywhere Display and Bunting

Book Week 2017 Escape to Everywhere Display and Bunting

This display is a work in progress. So far, I have added the wording, bunting, a tree made from book leaves, vines and a lighthouse. There are some key words in the clouds (escape, explore, adventure, freedom, retreat) and giant flowers, which our students made in the makerspace under the guidance of one of our very clever librarians. The inspiration for this display comes from a combination of the image from the Alice in Wonderland movie posters and the Pinkalicious books by Victoria Kann.

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Book Week 2017: Display Ideas

Book Week 2017 – Display Ideas

The theme for Book Week 2017 is Escape To Everywhere. This theme offers so much potential and scope, depending on how you want to interpret both ‘Escape’ and ‘Everywhere.’

The artwork for this year’s Book Week theme was created by Freya Blackwood, giving it an ethereal and wondrous look. You can order official merchandise from CBCA.

Theme colours and fonts

Something I like to do with my displays and Book Week signs is to match the theme colours and fonts. The fonts I found that best match are KG Luck of the Irish for the Escape To Everywhere wording and Mentone for the CBCA Book Week lettering, both of which can be found on dafont.com.

Merchandise

Each year, the CBCA provide wonderful Book Week merchandise. You can see the merchandise range at CBCA’s online store or via your state’s CBCA branch.

Flying Whale

I love the flying whale that dominates this year’s Book Week artwork. I would love to create a display featuring our own version of this whale. Perhaps, start with an outline of a whale and let the students fill it with patterns, pictures, and favourite book covers.

Doors, windows, walls, mirrors, and wardrobes

What’s your favourite escape? I love the emphasis this year’s Book Week theme can give to fantasy. I have a large box sitting in the library’s storage area just waiting to be turned into a magical portal into another world. The only question is if it will be Narnia’s wardrobe, Dr Who’s Tardis, Harry’s platform wall, or Alice’s looking glass? Check out my Platform 9 3/4 display.

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Book Week 2017: Theme Announcement

Book Week 2017

The theme for Book Week 2017 has been announced – Escape to Everywhere

Book Week 2017 will run from the 18 -25 of August 2017.

Some Book Week themes offer so much potential and Escape to Everywhere is certainly one of those. We all know books offer the perfect escape. Want to travel the world, fight dragons, time travel, fall in love, or survive school? Well, look no further than your nearest bookshelf. But libraries offer an escape also, a place to relax, learn, discover, experiment and create…the options are endless.

The release of the Book Week theme artwork always helps direct the use of the theme, but I wanted to start throwing around ideas. So, here is my brainstorm results so far. Add your own ideas in the comments below.

Meanwhile, you can check out my Pinterest board, Library – Book Week, which I will be updating to reflect the 2017 theme.

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