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Thinking Inside the Orange Box: How Innovative Displays and Genre-fying Collections Can Get your Students Reading More

Calgary Public Library
1 Hour Session
12:30 PM, Thursday 13 Feb 2020 (1 hour)
Calgary Public Library - BMO Financial Group Community Room
Location : Calgary Public Library - BMO Financial Group Community Room

Genrefication, or the process of organizing and displaying books according to genres that speak to readers’ sensibilities, is a growing trend amongst school learning commons and public libraries. Increasing browsability, making connections between materials, and capitalizing on intuitive searching strategies can have a huge impact on how school-aged children use libraries and increase borrowing and reading. The “Orange Box” initiative at Calgary Public Library uses the concept of genre-fying and curating novels for school-aged children, as well as display and graphics that appeal to them, to create a satisfying in-library experience and to get more books into the hands of more children. Join the Library to hear about our successes with this approach, how it can be applied to other kinds of collections and contexts and share tips for selecting great books for elementary students.
Calgary Public Library