Monday, October 3, 2011

The School Library

Mr. Taylor, a favorite teacher of ours who has taught four of my kids, was asked at the end of last school year if he would consider taking on the role of school librarian.  Realizing this was an opportunity for a new challenge and a way to influence many more children, he accepted and got to work.  He spent many, many hours over the summer sorting books and decorating the library in his own style.  Because he has been teaching for 10 years, he has accumulated a lot of books.  The library has had a policy in the past that if a child forgets to return their library books, they cannot check out another.  Not ever wanting to deprive a child of reading, Mr. Taylor has placed his own books on a large cart so that children who forget to return their library books can choose one of his.  That's just the way he is.

This summer he approached me with a page full of quotes by authors or about books/reading.  He asked if I'd be willing to do vinyl lettering for them so he could hang them on the walls of the library.  I had fun working up each quote just the way I pictured it.  Mr. T framed them in paint splattered frames and they look great up on the walls. 

Blurry with a glare, but you get the idea.

I did the lettering on this bulletin board for Mr. T's classroom last year.  He saved it and has it up in the library as well.

The Elementary School Library is a cheerful place!  It was fun to have a part in that.  :)

1 comment:

Karey said...

I love these. Do you want to do some for my house? Great job.

I love it when an educator shows that they care more about the child than about policies.