Have you noticed the book displays near the Library’s Food for Thought Café or in the Curriculum Collection area on the 2nd floor? These aren’t just catchy-looking collections of colorful items. These displays are projects designed by students in Elementary Math Methods and Children’s Literature classes, through which students demonstrate their ability to integrate content area teaching with children’s fiction and non-fiction. This academic year, some students have taken on the challenge of creating counter-top displays that invite the viewer to browse the various books and items, including everything from hand puppets to felt-board clocks to jellybeans. (Yes, jellybeans. We hadn’t intended on creating edible displays, but creativity prevails.) If you haven’t paid attention to the displays featuring children’s books and media lately, stop and take a gander next time you visit Andersen!
“Money Monsters” display designed by Kelly Jones, Natalie Wolf, Samantha Neustadter, and Sarah Hartlaub
“A Matter of Time” included a manipulative felt-board clock as well as copies of instructions for making a simple sundial that the viewer could take. Designed by Heather Bennett