New Years Resolution Display -- This Year I Will... -- learn to bake, learn to knit, get online, put my finances in order, travel, spend more time with my family (library activities instead of books), become a better reader, get in shape, eat healthy, get my taxes done early, become a better athlete, try something new, listen to an audio book, eat healthier foods, get more exercise, lose weight, quit smoking, get organized -- Add and Remove topics as you wish.

Love the idea of "This Year I Will..." resolutions with books.

Did you make a New Year's Resolution to read more? Try this to spice things up!

Idea for New Year's Resolution Displays - Adapt for Teens This Year I will ... Get in Shape by Lester Public Library, via Flickr

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Good Books about China & Chinese New Year for Kids

2013 New Year's Resolution Activity Poster Freebie

Audio book display at the new Calvert Library Southern Branch

A great way to start off the year or display great summer reads.

Heard Any Good Books Lately?

My art room door for the year!

Personalized Bookmarks - Gift in the Beginning of the School Year?

Free Audio Books and Why You Should Try Them | listening & reading: a multi-sensory approach to reading that works | me, for @Scholastic

15 Fantastic Audiobooks for Grades K-8 - When it’s reading time, you don’t necessarily think about students pulling headphones and iPods out of their desks rather than a worn paperback. But audiobooks can be a fantastic learning tool, especially for beginning and struggling readers. We asked our Facebook community to share some of their favorite titles to use in the classroom. Discover their favorites below.

Here's a fun graphic organizer to use with older students. The parts of the Story Hat Map include characters, setting, conflict, resolution, and theme. Many of Dr. Seuss's more advanced books would work well with this story map.

great way to highlight these / audiobook display

Get a head start on your New Year's resolution to read more books with our 2015 reading challenge!

What's Your New Year's Resolution? Bulletin board

Every year the middle school have a "battle of the books" competition. The reading list changes from year to year.

All 5 Library Display Sign packages in one BUNDLE for a savings to you! Your library displays can be MADE EASY with these 57 colorful ready-made signs that you can use year after year. $

Six Word Memoir - I love the idea of having students write one at the beginning of the school year at the middle school level instead of the same old "get to know you" activities. Could also be a great kick-off to Poetry Workshop...