Directions for Creating your Own Bookmarks:

Use our lists as a starting point to form new lists that reflect your collection and student interests. First, see what you already own in your collection, then do a subject search in your catalog to add any titles unique to your collection. I have also found it useful to search recommended lists from other libraries on the web.

For copying, use the 3 per page format back to back. Cardstock works best, but I have used paper when mass distributing lists (in all teacher's boxes, for example).

When posting to the website, I use the single bookmark template and convert to .pdf format.

Each year during Teen Read Week and Read Across America Week, we hold bookmark contests.Students submit original artwork based on the year’s Teen Read Week theme.Winning Entries are printed with a corresponding thematic booklist on the back.These bookmarks are used throughout the year to promote different displays each month.

Other Contest Themes:
Graduation Starts Today
College Promise (LBUSD)
What's My Genre
Because School Libraries Empower Students (AASL)

Day One-Seven:Bookmark contest announced all week in the bulletin and entry forms distributed through the library and English/Art teachers

Day 7:Bookmark Contest Entries Due
Day 10:Winning Bookmarks announced and displayed during Back to School Night/Open House
Day 11:Winners announced on morning announcements and students get prizes
Winning bookmarks distributed all through the next week

Optional: Allow one additional week if students are voting for the winners. Choose the top 10 and number them. Place them on display in the library for one week. Students complete a ballot indicating the number of their favorites. Each of the 10 finalists gets to choose a free book $10 or less from the book fair.

Cardstock:Wausau Astrobrights® Card Stock, 8 1/2" x 11", Assorted Colors, 250/Pack
  • 65 Lb.
  • 8 1/2" x 11"
  • $17.49
(can be copied on regular colored paper to save money)
Copy Costs: 250 sheets back to back at .10 each = $25.00
Small paper cutter: X-Acto® Personal Razor Paper Trimmer $14.99

Prizes:1st Place = $25 gift certificate, 2nd Place = $15 gift certificate, 3rd Place = $10 gift certificate
(these cost us nothing because it comes out of our Scholastic Book Fair profits, but prizes could be donated)