- Library Graphics Printed to Your Specifications
derives from the French, and before that Latin and Greek, "biblion" meaning
"book." For centuries, a French "bibliotheque" has been a place to house many books arranged in order.
BiblioBanners® are digital graphic designs created
specifically to help you decorate your library. The images become informational
library signage when you add text. They enhance your library's visual appeal and
its user-friendliness for your 21st century patrons of all ages.
These library images are designed for effective large
format presentation, but they can be reduced and modified for small formats as
well. Ask BibiloBanners to match your colors, add text, or modify graphics to
fit the decor and signage needs of your library. The graphics are typically
printed on fabric, vinyl (indoor or outdoor) or cardstock.
Digital photographs, e-mail exchanges, phone
consultations, and PDF proofs facilitate collaboration between you and our
designer (who is an experienced school media specialist) at minimal or no
Library Promotion - Inside and Out
Your library or media center is a community
investment. You provide user and circulation statistics to the budget department
or committee to earn their continued financial support. PTAs and Friends of the
Library are often sources of both funding and volunteers. However, your
promotion is what brings patrons in. Your collection development and
organization, friendly and helpful service, effective library signage, and your
attractive and welcoming facility are what keeps them coming back.
How is your curb appeal? Does your library
promotion catch the eye of potential patrons, the ones driving by instead of
stopping in? Are they noticing colorful
library posters on bulletin boards and
in windows as they work and shop in your community? After class, do students
come in or do they walk by your library? Promotion can be as simple as a
colorful library banner over the entrance or a double-sided library poster in
the window (one that looks good indoors, too).
What impression does your library make on the visitor?
Does it look welcoming and vibrant? Have you found a way to minimize clutter?
Are your library signs visible from a distance, meaningful to the user,
complementary to the interior design, and part of a total
library signage plan
that looks professional?
Environment - Library Signage
Libraries of the 21st century have already
managed exciting challenges. No longer a place to house only books, they have
accommodated the audio and visual technologies. Since the 1970s, they have grown
with the information explosion to embrace the unlimited possibilities of the
computer and the on-line world.
With that information explosion has come not only the
vast amount of information, but also great speed of transmission and visual
appeal. Today’s library user comes from a world of lively graphics and ready
access to information.
Is that the kind of world he enters at your library
door? Is the place visually appealing? Welcoming? Does she soon know where to
start? Can she find her own way?
The library environment, from the first step in the
door, is as much an informational tool as are the resources housed there.
Patrons make way-finding decisions as they move through the facility. Just as
they look for directional cues in an airport, in a hospital, in a discount
store, they need meaningful visual cues in the library.
library signage do that for them? Can they
read your signs from a distance? Do your visual cues give them answers at every
point where they need to make a decision? Or is the library staff constantly
answering basic, directional questions? Or does the patron leave, frustrated and
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