Luck Be a Dis-play Tonight

A quirky-fun and fast library display for March | Hafuboti

Ever have one of those panicky moments of “OMG how is it March already so soooon?!?” Nope – me neither. Heh.

Actually, I did realize yesterday that I had yet to switch the February Genre Dating Game display at our Main Library to March’s display – which my boss and I had decided upon last week. I had really wanted to have it be a “mini-stand-up cardboard cutout” of Daft Punk with them having LED clovers in their visors. When I shared that concept with my boss, I was met with a completely blank stare. She had no idea who Daft Punk was, but she did recognize the song Get Lucky.

We decided that her reaction would likely be the majority of our patrons’ reactions. But we both wanted to keep it quirky. We riffed a bit, and after she suggested Lucky Charms, I was like “what if I create a montage of lucky things?” She liked it a lot. A few minutes later, out of nowhere I was like “what if I have Julie Andrews coming up out of the sign singing “These Are a Few of My Luckiest Things.” And thus the concept was born. Yeah, I don’t know about my mind either.

Yesterday I put it all together:

Does the book have "luck" or "lucky" in the title? Is a character named "Lucky" in the book or movie? IT'S IN THE DISPLAY!

I couldn’t have done the display without the marvelous Michael – he pulled the items (and was still pulling items after I’d taken the picture and left). He was pulling anything and everything relating to being lucky or unlucky (along with a few Irish nods). My favorite things that didn’t make it into the photos were the books on Las Vegas and gambling. LOVE. IT.

I quickly cut out seven four leaf clovers to hide the three screws on the wall. Furthermore, they help bring the eye down to the display. I also used a plastic table cloth as a thicker table runner, and I must say that it looks rather striking. I’m sorry that I didn’t get a good shot of the table at a distance.

Usually I try and space out my postings so that you won’t get sick of me posting. However, I thought that others out there in libraryland may be having the “OMG it’s already March?!” moment, and it’d be nice of me to put this sign out there for a quick display fix.

Click on the image below for a cleaner, and slightly larger version for you to download and use:

All of the signs point to it being a lucky display. Well, actually it's just this sign. This sign creates a lucky display.

Sorry that I don’t include Julie Andrews (if you really want a copy of her, then either let me know in the comments or email me, and I’ll send you the file. Warning, it’s ROUGH, so you’ll need to cut out all of the blechy bits around her). I cut her out, glued her to some leftover poster board, let her dry, and then cut her out again. I added a little bit of sticky tack to hold her in place behind the sign.

Have fun with this silly display – and if you do, then I’d love to see pictures!

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