Letting Creativity Flow: Staff Displays


When you visit an Arapahoe Library you may notice that we have some amazingly creative staff. Each branch has its own take on how to transform library space to showcase our impressive collection of books, movies, music and more. They play to the season, creating imaginative holiday displays, and love to show off some of the incredible tools available for use in the Makerspace and Studio spaces. Our staff love working together and sharing their creativity with patrons.

Check out some of staff's favorite displays past and present! 

Southglenn Library had a steam punk wagon for Summer Reading this year.  AL_SARAHD says, "This display took a lot of time and an enormous team effort to complete. Everything you see was handmade (even the burlap sacks). I am so proud of everyone who helped put this together."

In the Winter of 2015, Southglenn's AL_RACHEL created a display to showcase books about seasonal changes in nature. The background is made from layered printer paper, the birds were cut with a Silhouette Cameo (a tool available in the Makerspace) and the leaves and snowflake shapes were traced with crayon from hand-cut templates.

Sheridan Library got spooky with their Halloween display and created a life-sized gingerbread house in 2016.


AL_PATTY at Kelver Library loves getting creative with the nonfiction collection. One of her favorite past displays is her gardening display. She turned book covers with flowers or gardening on the front into seed packets and then placed them in a little pot. Each one of those seed packets was a book available for check out. Now that's some creative inspiration for the green thumbs out there!

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