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I need to create a bulletin board and decorate my library for an upcoming bookfair. The theme is kind of a retro look with a diner and slogan "all you can read" but I have an extremely limited time frame, budget, creativity and manpower to assemble something. Although Scholastic give some great ideas, they are usually time consuming to create. I was hoping one of you creative people might have some ideas to throw together quickly... need it as early next week as possible. I went to a party store and found some 50's theme type things but not really "diner" look. Drawing a blank and running out of time... yikes! Thanks for any thoughts you might have to contribute. (Although it seems I might have procrastinated, I just got the info this week.)


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You could make large records out of black paper and then have the labels be titles of books and the authors?

Make a checkerboard pattern out of black and white squares.

Make a menu of books to read and make several copies to put around.

Stick to a color theme such as black and white with one color (maybe pink or turquoise).

Have your art teacher make up a pretend NEON sign on paper that says READ.
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If you have a Dollar Tree, they usually have red and white checked table cloths. PP had great ideas!
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We are doing the same bookfair and the toolkit has some CUTE stuff, but it is time consuming. In the long run, we decided that going all out isn't probably going to increase sales.
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Your border could be silver. Many diners in the had silver exteriors.


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I am looking for the same thing! Our bookfair is in 2 weeks and I've been looking online for decorations. I must have found the same 50's decorations that you've found, I'm thinking about purchasing a few things (like the wall wrap that looks like a counter and the wall hangings that are stools and food/menu) but needed a few more ideas. The PP had some great ideas, I think I will use some of those! I have never been on these boards before, but now I may be back! Thanks!
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Alluminum foil is cheap and works great to put up around the walls, all you need is a lot of tape!
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I am also doing this bookfair. I was trying to find the wall wrap you described. Where did you find this? Online??
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