Many thanks to Ginny Julson, director of the Boyceville Public Library, for this submission:
Every year all the kids from the elementary school come over one class at a time and do a skit on our stage to gear up for the SRP--each year we choose volunteers from each class to help us act it out. I had just weeded our entire library and had been storing the books on the stage until we had time for a sale. The sale was to be after our skits so what to do with all those books????
Marilyn came up with the brilliant idea of using them for the "Dig Into Reading" theme. We left them up there and literally had kids come on stage and dig into books to see what they could find. You can tell by the costumes they found pirates, wolves, fashion advice, sword fighting books and lots more. The kids loved hiding behind them all and then popping up to do their part. Fun!