Here is a library center that will help your shelves talk students into picking up books. Really! Take a look at this photo.
Don't they look great? I decided to create a library center to let students create their own shelf talkers. This work station allows them to get creative with art materials AND it helps build a community of readers, where we're all sharing books together!
I use this workstation in two different ways: as a contest, or as a follow-up to a library lesson. Sometimes I have a "book poster" contest, and the winners get to choose a poster from the Scholastic Book Fair.