Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Crafty Summer Reading Promotion



File this one under "crafts in the library."  Janine and I were looking for a way to distribute information about our summer reading book club to our library "regulars."  At our final monthly book club, we gave all the high school kids these information packets.
We used a Cricut machine to make the envelopes, and included a book mark, a gummy "book worm," a printed old-fashioned "library card" on which kids could keep track of books they read over the summer.  (We can use them in a library display next school year.)  We made additional bookmarks with paperclips and ribbon, and of course, included our information about meeting for book club over the summer... when, where, and what we're reading (Delirium and Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver).
We created a group for our book club on Goodreads, and we plan to communicate with the kids about summer reading there.
The kids enjoyed them and took a lot of time picking the envelope they liked the best!  Now, let's hope our summer book club works as well!
We used scrapbooking paper to make the envelopes.

These are all the contents included in the packets.


  1. this is such a cute idea!

  2. I looked at this wonderful packet last summer, but didn't attempt. I do not have a Cricut Machine - could you please post the dimensions of the envelop? Thank you!