LAFE Library

Looking for a LAFE sign in a particular language? Check out this LAFE Library that links to each sign set | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Looking for a particular language’s set of signs? Look for it here! I’ll be adding new languages both to this list and the original list on my first LAFE post (it’s under all of the artwork – it’s easy to miss).

Don’t see a language that is part of your community? Find a community member who can get you or me the translation and send it to me at hafuboti@gmail.com.

Spot an error on any of the translations? Comment here or email me the correction at hafuboti@gmail.com.

Thank you for spreading the message – keep up your hard but rewarding work!

Afaan Oromo
Afrikaans
Albanian
American Sign Language
Amharic
Arabic
Armenian
Basque
Belarusian
Bengali
Braille
Bulgarian
Chickasaw
Chinese
Cree
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Diné Bizaad
Dutch
Esperanto
Farsi
Filipino
Finnish
French
Georgian
German
Greek
Hatian Creole
Hebrew
Hindi
Hmong
Hopi
Hungarian
Icelandic
Indonesian
Irish Gaeilge
Italian
Japanese
Kannada
Karen
Khmer
Kiksht/Wasq’u
Kinyarwanda
Klingon
Korean
Kurdish
Latin
Lithuanian
Malay
Malayalam
Mandarin
Marathi
Marshallese
Nepalese
Norwegian
Obijwe
Odia/Oriya
Pashto
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Sepedi
Serbian
Sinhalese
SiSwati
Somali
Southern Sotho
Spanish
Sugs’tun
Swahili
Swedish
Tagalog
Tamazight
Tamil
Telugu
Thai
Turkish
Turkmen
Urdu
Uzbek
Welsh
Wolof
Xhosa
Zulu

Libraries Are For Everyone: Tamazight

A huge THANK YOU goes out to Ehab, the father one of Ann F’s students, who provided the Tamazight translation for Libraries Are For Everyone. Ann is a wonderful Teacher-Librarian in Washington, who reached out to me and with some help, provided me with this and the Oriya translation.
Thank you too, Ann!

Libraries Are For Everyone in Tamazight featuring three diverse library patrons on a rose colored background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

Libraries Are For Everyone in Tamazight featuring three diverse library patrons on an orange colored background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

Libraries Are For Everyone in Tamazight featuring three diverse library patrons on a yellow colored background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

Libraries Are For Everyone in Tamazight featuring three diverse library patrons on a green colored background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

Libraries Are For Everyone in Tamazight featuring three diverse library patrons on a blue colored background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

Libraries Are For Everyone in Tamazight featuring three diverse library patrons on a purple colored background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

Libraries Are For Everyone in Tamazight featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes on a yellow colored background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

A NOTE: I am slowly working on getting my artwork uploaded onto the Wikimedia Commons for people to find it easier all the while making all of it “officially” licensed. That said – my entire blog here is under a Creative Commons Attribute/Share Alike license – so know that I both want and encourage everyone to download, share, modify, and have fun with my work!

I also want to reiterate what I’ve stated in the past since I can’t make it an exception within the license: I do not want my name (given or business) on my minimalist art. It sort of ruins the clean lines and elegance. Just don’t tell people that you’re the creator – I’m fine with you crediting it to “an awesome Punk Rock Book Jockey blogger” if you can’t recall either of my names. Or write by Hafuboti on the back in pencil if you’re worried about it. Seriously. Have fun.

I plan on putting this note on the bottom of all of my Libraries Are For Everyone posts so if you’ve read the above paragraph once, then you won’t need to again (unless you really want to).

Libraries Are For Everyone: Odia (aka Oriya)

I am still absolutely thrilled every time I receive a new LAFE translation, and there’s been a flurry of emails sent to me as the school year begins. After all, it’s so very important to remind students that they are not less than during a time where bullies are doing all that they can to tear them down because the bullies think that they need to tear others down in order to feel greater than

Ahem.

Let’s get to the Odia/Oriya signs! This is another beautiful language from India – I mean, just look at it!!! GORGEOUS. Like, I love me some English, but it takes all sorts of complex calligraphy to make it look as beautiful as Odia just IS.

A heartfelt thank you goes out to both the Library Media Specialist in Washington (hi, Ann!!!) and one of her student’s family members (hi, Padmaja!!!) who made this possible.

"Libraries Are For Everyone" translated into Odia (aka Oriya) featuring three diverse patrons on a rose background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

"Libraries Are For Everyone" translated into Odia (aka Oriya) featuring three diverse patrons on an orange background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

"Libraries Are For Everyone" translated into Odia (aka Oriya) featuring three diverse patrons on a yellow background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

"Libraries Are For Everyone" translated into Odia (aka Oriya) featuring three diverse patrons on a green background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

"Libraries Are For Everyone" translated into Odia (aka Oriya) featuring three diverse patrons on a blue background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

"Libraries Are For Everyone" translated into Odia (aka Oriya) featuring three diverse patrons on a purple background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

A NOTE: I am slowly working on getting my artwork uploaded onto the Wikimedia Commons for people to find it easier all the while making all of it “officially” licensed. That said – my entire blog here is under a Creative Commons Attribute/Share Alike license – so know that I both want and encourage everyone to download, share, modify, and have fun with my work!

I also want to reiterate what I’ve stated in the past since I can’t make it an exception within the license: I do not want my name (given or business) on my minimalist art. It sort of ruins the clean lines and elegance. Just don’t tell people that you’re the creator – I’m fine with you crediting it to “an awesome Punk Rock Book Jockey blogger” if you can’t recall either of my names. Or write by Hafuboti on the back in pencil if you’re worried about it. Seriously. Have fun.

I plan on putting this note on the bottom of all of my Libraries Are For Everyone posts so if you’ve read the above paragraph once, then you won’t need to again (unless you really want to).

Display Power!

Simple and slim organizers used to make book displays on our library's endcaps (and hopefully walls, too)! | Hafuboti.com

This year I was given the go-ahead to do some creative reworking of our teen space, and it’s been pretty fun. One of the best decisions I made was ordering a bunch of these Umbra Strum Wall Organizers (FYI: I’m not being paid for this recommendation).

Simple and slim organizers used to make book displays on our library's endcaps (and hopefully walls, too)! | Hafuboti.com

We’ve been wanting to order a slat wall endcaps for this area, but daaaaaang are they expensive! My solution was much cheaper, slimmer,  and can move if we ever need them to. Plus they just look fabulous and help define the Young Adult section.

I do plan on adding a fifth bracket to that shorter bookcase on the right – I just ran out of time and I was too excited to share this solution with y’all. I can be cute like that. And I also plan on sharing with y’all more of the changes that I’m making in this area once they’re done. Again, I could have waited to share everything at once, but see the aforementioned statement on my cuteness.

THE END
(or is it…?)
(probably not because sometimes my cuteness verges on adorableness)

Sign After Sign

Sign After Sign: sharing three behavioral expectation signs that we have at our Children's Library: age, cell phones, and clothing | Hafuboti.com

Oh hai!

To say the very least: my life has ramped up intensity almost to my breaking point. But I miss blogging! But blogging takes time and energy – two things that I have very little of right now! It’s a Catch-Shmoopitty-Shmoo!

But I’ve had a handful of library workers, from Nebraska and beyond, reach out to me about our policies and signs. And when I hear a question regularly or notice a consistent issue, then I know that whatever it is is something that should be addressed one way or another. So after I shared our info with them, I thought that I should share this with you!

I’ve written about my seeing the signs previously, and have continued to try and be aware of when a sign may be of help (and not passive-aggressive). We’ve had a pair of signs at our Children’s Library for years now that I never thought to share here. They’re on both of our exterior doors:

Our library's age policy in terms of how old you must be before you're allowed to be in the library alone | Hafuboti.com

Our Children's Library's "no cell phone calls" sign that is posted at both entrances/exits | Hafuboti.com

It really does help to have these signs posted in order to point them out to either children or their caregivers (though we still get shocked/offended parents who are embarrassed that they got called out on policy violations).

This summer is the first time in about two years where we’ve added to these expectations signs:

A simple yet punny sign stating our library's policy on what's expected in terms of patrons being fully clothed to be in our library | Hafuboti.com

I must say that I had a blast looking at baby goat images – especially the ones in pajamas. I ended up cobbling together the image using doggie shoes, vest, and a toddler’s pair of pants.

I had several librarian friends share concerns that some snarky patrons would bring in actual baby goats in clothes, and I was like “OMG DO YOU THINK THEY WILL?! HECK YEAH!!!!!” I’ll be sure to update here if that ever happens (and I really want that to happen).

But back to the point!

I thought y’all might like to see how we post our signs so that you can see how small they are, and how they’re placed. The ones at the front entrance routinely get moved around depending on how we decorate the windows – which I think is a bonus since signs posted and left in the same position become a piece of the background for our regulars.

How we place some of our behavior expectations/policies at the Children's Library | Hafuboti.com

And yes – you’re getting a sneak peak of what we’ve done with our decor for the summer theme Libraries Rock!

Now ENHANCE IMAGE:

Enhanced closeup of the behavior expectations/policies near our front entrance at the Children's Library | Hafuboti.com

And our side entrance:

The side entrance of our Children's Library where we post the same behavior expectation signs as we have at our front entrance | Hafuboti.com

In case you don’t know what the Mister Rogers & Friends mini window display is: check it out.

Now ENHANCE THIS ONE TOO:

Closeup view of our behavior expectations signs on the side entrance of our Children's Library | Hafuboti.com

As always, feel free to use/modify any of the images/signs in this post! And also as always, feel free to reach out to me with any questions however you’re most comfortable (in comments, email, Facebook, etc).