Nonfiction project update
Remember last summer when I said that I really wanted to figure out how to draw attention to the nonfiction section by using it to display student art?
I didn’t actually expect it to happen.
But it did anyway.
Last month, a troop of drama students came in to show me their latest props project, paper mache hamburgers, complete with a side of chips. When they asked if we would be willing to display them in the library, naturally I said yes.
They look absolutely fabulous in their new home above our arts and crafts nonfiction books.
As far as I can tell, our project to boost nonfiction circulation by making the nonfiction section feel more browse-able seems to be working.
Last year, about 1 in every 10 books checked out from our library was a nonfiction book. So far this year, it looks to be closer to 1 in 5.
What are you thinking?