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Get Crafty for Banned Books Week | Library Hacks

Promote the freedom to read with banned books bingo, trading cards, fiery displays, and more.


Libraries of Things | Library Hacks

Looking for short-term use of cake tins, camping equipment, or bikes? These libraries lend out all of those items and a lot more.


Hands-On Ways To De-Stress | Library Hacks

From test anxiety to worries about school safety, many students are stretched thin. Help them unwind with projects to make stress balls, fidget spinners, and more.


Trend Alert: Breakerspaces | Library Hacks

Breakerspace. Toy Takeapart. Break & Make. Whatever you call it, a breakerspace lets kids take stuff apart to see what makes it tick.


10 Crafty and Bookish Holiday Displays

Get out the scissors and tape! Time for some seasonal fun.


Thrifty Library Hacks

Ideas to update your library: turn tires into comfy furniture, transform a map into a green screen, and more.


More Thrifty School Library Design Tips

A lot of imagination, a little elbow grease, and the right tools can yield dramatic results like these.


Sprucing Up My School Library for Less than $600

Taking inspiration from the thrifty library design hashtag #macgyverlibrarianship, a high school librarian freshened up her space on a tight budget. Check out what she did and how much she spent.

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