Friday, November 7

Library Display: No-Shave November

Update: Due to the popularity of this post, I've decided to share the .pdf files for both the main poster and "Excuse Me" sign on Google Drive. Enjoy! 

Free files: No-Shave Sign and Excuse Me Sign

In some form of support for No-Shave November, I figure that books here in the library can show their appreciation for a fine mustache...



My favorite just may be the Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge book right there in the middle. Here are some other close up shots...




Simply put, I designed the signage for "No-Shave November" and "Excuse me, but I 'mustache' you to check out these books." Then I cut lots of different mustaches and found some gentlemanly pictures (oh, the power of a Google image search). The mustaches are simply taped on with a bit of rolled up Scotch tape (not too much).

We used it to highlight juvenile biographies, since that's the homework project 'round these parts during this time of year. But the mustaches looked pretty great on some animal books, too.

And because I'm so proud of my work, here's a free printable for the "Excuse me" sign!


 Click for larger version. Enjoy! I hope it inspires your library!

17 comments:

  1. You are hilarious! What a great display. Stealing :)

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  2. McKenna thought your excuse me sign was hilarious. You have successfully conquered the 6 year old sense of humor!

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    1. Oh good! It is targeted at our juvenile patrons, so I guess that means it works! :D

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  3. I love this so much! I'll be using it in my middle school library (7-8 grades)...they sometimes have juvenile humor. ;) Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I'll be using it in a high school library! We're juvenile too.

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  5. Using in an academic library! Because Thanksgiving-themed displays are hard and why not! :) Thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. Love this:) Using it for my high school library, thanks for the great idea.

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  7. Love this and will be using it in my teen room! Thank you!

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  8. I love this! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  9. Thanks everybody! I love to see it being used across all kinds of libraries :)

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  10. Love it! I'm making this board now! Where did you find the photo of the three men?

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    1. I google searched "Victorian gentlemen" and there are some pretty great mustachioed illustrations!

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  11. This is amazing, I'm putting them up now! Thank you for sharing with us :)

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  12. Excellent! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Your post is still inspiring! Using for our HS library! Thanks so much!

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  14. Thanks for making this available, the art is great! I'm using it to make a display in my teen section this week :)

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