Lost in an engaging book’s pages is one of the most incredible experiences for young to old. Classroom reading bulletin boards and library book displays are excellent resources teachers can use to encourage kids to start reading. Once students discover the wonderful world of books, they become lifelong readers.
We compiled a list of the best reading bulletin boards teachers can use in their classrooms from K-5, middle school, and high school. We also added some excellent library bulletin board ideas. These resources are easy to make; you don’t need a lot of creativity to be inspired by design. If you can take a photo, use color, print a name tag or book title, then you can make any of these exciting reading displays.
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Top Reading Books Bulletin Boards
Caught Reading Classroom Bulletin Boards
So funny! A height chart in the background of the mugshot! Make reading even more cool than it is by catching teachers AND students reading their favorite book by taking a mugshot.
A reading log with a difference! Motivate children in the classroom, library, or at home, not only to read but also to fall in love with reading.
Reading non-fiction inspiration! Take photos of students reading non-fiction should inspire other kids to join them.
Reading Trees Classroom Bulletin Board Ideas
Which book character will be your classroom reading mascot? Fruit, birds, nest, and even a stool for a classroom presentation or sit quietly in the room and read.
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What a marvelous reward system idea! The goal is to get your name multiple times on the tree. Leaves represent three books read and a book report, flowers represent six books and fruit ten books.
Any kid would love to crawl inside and snuggle up with a good book. Although not a bulletin board per se, I couldn’t resist this gorgeous idea.
Seasonal Reading Bulletin Boards
Cute. Add students’ names or book titles to the leaves and birds.
Flowering books! Each flower can represent a book from a popular genre. Add tiny droplets with students’ names they can paste on the book-pots they’ve read.
Skis, sleds, mini-characters, and Frosty The Snowman can inspire children to enjoy the winter season with a book. It’s impressive how construction paper and clip art can create such an inspiring classroom or library bulletin board design.
Once again, construction paper and bulletin board paper produce a festive scenery that inspires. You can even add book title tags, appropriate for the grade, to the leaves.
Check those palm trees! And the hammock! Who wouldn’t want to be on that beach reading a book!
Funny Reading Quotes and Word Play
Now we know what happened to the dinosaurs. If this doesn’t encourage a student to read, it will at least bring a smile.
What can I say, except, “Start reading.”
This should inspire minion fans and anyone with a sense of humor.
Middle School and High School Reading Bulletin Boards
The first three three bulletin boards come from the same creative resource.
Amazing! Check the popcorn pieces against the wall. This bulletin board inspires students to a book-reading-marathon as opposed to a movie marathon.
Math and reading can go together. The calculator bulletin board gives students reasons why reading matters.
Technology fans will love this iPad bulletin board. The teacher has a fantastic idea to add QR codes to each book title that links them to the book trailer video or Goodreads page.
Colorful images and font variety complements the many benefits of reading, a great way to encourage reading.
School Library Bulletin Board Ideas
Car lovers won’t be able to walk past those wheels without being tempted to grab a book to read too. Brilliant idea for a theme or topic display.
How well do students know their teachers and their books? Find out with this selfie-shelfie contest. Students guess which bookshelf belongs to which teacher’s room.
Encourage Reading Bulletin Board Ideas
There’s no limit! The wonderful world of books can take you anywhere and everywhere.
A reading astronaut in space would inspire any space enthusiasts, adventurers, or kids who like a challenge to read. Wonder what the astronaut is reading…
Funny, inspiring, and incredible wordplay. This bulletin board display has so much to offer. You feel like you’re swimming with the reader, and if you come close enough, you’ll find out what the student is reading.
Another inspiration and clever idea to use butterflies flying out of the books. Where are they flying to? They can go anywhere.
Curious? Who isn’t? The library display challenges students to take a wrapped book and check it out to read without knowing the book’s title. An excellent idea for a classroom activity, book theme, or topic, too.
More Reading Bulletin Boards To Reach Reading Goals
Great way to bring the thrill of sports tournaments to books. This teacher used it to inspire her students in fifth grade, but it can work for all grades, genres, topics, or even a series of books by one author.
Brilliant idea to use emojis to indicate students’ reaction to books. Teachers can create the board or let students add their emojis to their favorite characters or books read. A great activity to incorporate in lesson plans.
Inspire the classroom to read biographies, history topics, cultures, or situations in the world with this creative display.
Back to school and more books to discover in the classroom and library. The book characters give the impression they missed the students—an excellent idea for students in any grade.
What is your favorite classroom or library reading bulletin board ideas?