Saturday, July 7, 2012

Don't Play Rough

It is a busy Saturday, but I wouldn't want to miss out on Saturday Scavenger Shots! This week's word is FLIMSY and it was chosen by Silly Rabbit @ Down Silly Rabbit's Hole.  I am not a well to do sort, so plenty of what I have purchased over the years has turned out to be pretty FLIMSY. Yet, how best to illustrate this word?  I decided to go with our little stage set at work. One of my very talented co-workers set up these decorative fronts for the Information Desk and the Prize Desks here in the Children's Room for our Summer Reading Program. The theme is Dream Big - Read!

Here is the Information Services Desk / Bed. Paper is rather FLIMSY, but it looks pretty cool.

Here are the Prize Desks. The bigger one is for babies through kids entering 3rd grade. The smaller one is for 4th-8th graders. Both are a popular library destination during the Summer Reading Program.  FLIMSY, yet powerful! :)

The effect is very nice and people are impressed and excited when they enter the room. Yet really, these little structures are quite FLIMSY. Several mornings I have come in to find pieces that have come loose or collapsed onto the floor. But they can be repaired and live to look super for another day...or....three more weeks at this point :)

I hope you are all having a nice sturdy Saturday and that the only thing FLIMSY is your little warm weather outfit!  Thanks for stopping by and we will see who Silly Rabbit chooses to pick the next word for Saturday Scavenger Shots...


Jasen Buch said...

I like the bed motif for the desk, very creative. There is absolutely nothing flimsy about Summer Reading Programs. Reading is knowledge and knowledge is power. Thanks for sharing.

Secret Agent Woman said...

Those are really cool. And temporary things can get away with being flimsy.

laura b. said...

Jasen: You're right - Knowledge is power! SRP is so much work, but the reaction from the community is gratifying.

Secret: Good point. These only have to hold up a few wweks, so flimsy isn't so bad.

Tara said...

Those sets are so cool! I'd be excited to go to that library. I didn't even think of work-related stuff for the word, but I could've taken a photo of the overpriced table skirts I buy for our grad ceremonies. They can only be used once, because the goo that holds them up comes off easily.

laura b. said...

Tara: That is a nice thing to say...we hope people get excited!
So much about work is a facade, isn't it!