On one wall of my library is the "Special Collections" shelves. The top of them is where I am keeping the 5th & 6th grade level books right now. I think because the shelves are about chin height on me (I'm 5'3") they would be good for displays that I don't want handled. So where to go with the 5th & 6th grade books? There is a single book shelf on the far side of the library that right now contains a collection of South Dakota related titles. I think from the precise way it is arranged, they aren't circulating. So, I'm thinking I'll pull them from that shelf - but will scan them into my circulation program's list builder to make them easier to find next time I need SD titles - and use that shelf for the higher level books. I know younger kids read that high of levels, my own daughter is starting 4th grade next year and her reading level is 4.8-6.6 (fourth year, eighth month to sixth year, sixth month), so I want the books accessible but not necessarily in my main collection. As I've mentioned before, these books will eventually be moving to the new intermediate school.
I've been doing a lot of Internet searches and Pinterest searches to come up with display ideas. Here are some of my favorites.
riskingfailure.blogspot.com. I have a poetry set that we enjoyed for a few months at the public library (you'd be surprised what silly things "grown up" librarians can come up with). I would love to have a place in the school library where the kids could build little poems or funny sentences. I wonder if a small whiteboard would work. Then I could keep it at my desk and monitor it.
I have all of these ideas and more pinned on my Library Ideas board on Pinterest.