We asked for great examples of library displays, and you answered. Paula DeRoy, librarian at Northern Virginia Community College–Annandale Campus, and her colleagues created this amazing origami display to adorn one of their library walls.

rainbow origami book display

Here’s Paula in her own words:

We had a big blank wall so we took inspiration from French artist, Mademoiselle Maurice, and we created origami art. The installation is about 12 ft by 5 ft. Everyone made a couple origami items each day and eventually we had enough for the wall. Someone had saved an old origami daily calendar so we used that paper and we folded five shapes – medallions, tulips, butterflies, cranes and fan flowers. Our design represents an open book. It was a low cost, high impact project that we continue to enjoy everyday.

Paula and her team also created a great video of their design process:

For more information about this design, email Paula DeRoy.

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