This month I’ve rounded up some easy self-directed program ideas for teens featuring Post-It notes. Two of these programs require multiple colors of sticky notes. Purchasing colored sticky notes cost about $20, which was considered a low-cost program by the librarians. The other two are little more flexible, and, while plain might work best, you could even use sticky notes with logos you’ve picked up for free or been given as promotional items if you want to keep it really low-cost. The two that require colored sticky notes are also require the most display space, which may be limiting for smaller libraries.
- Post-It Note Art Gallery: Have patrons create art on sticky notes and set up a dedicated area for displaying them.
- Post-It Note Art: Use colored sticky notes to create designs, using an online tool from 3M.
- Post-It Note Mural: Use colored sticky notes to create a mural, using graph paper.
- Post-It Note Shelf Talkers: Have teens write short book recommendations you can post in your teen section.
Do you have an abundance of sticky notes on hand? Have you tried Post-It programming? Share your stories in the comments?