“Hey, do you have any bookmarks???”
If you’re a librarian, this phrase is music to your ears! It means your students are reading! YAY! But… in my school library with 550+ kids coming through each week, I finally had to make a rule – each student is allowed one new bookmark per month. (Step away from the copy machine!)
Of course, during a student’s BIRTHDAY month, he or she gets one of my special birthday cupcake bookmarks, too! (There’s a different cupcake graphic to match each month!) Most of my bookmarks are printed on plain white copy paper – but for these – I spend a little more and print them on colored cardstock, cut them into careful strips, and display them in my little bookmark carousel. Only the birthday kids get the special cupcake bookmarks each month… and they seem to love them! So, it’s win-win –- they’re happy -- and it’s an EASY way for me to make them feel special, too!