Plan a Promotional Display

Use Horizon to book any of the displays or other items on this page (see the Advance Booking instructions).

Libraries need to create opportunities to advertise and market their great services, often on a shoestring.

A library display set up outside of your library presents an excellent chance to get the word out about your services, let folks know about your programs, and help generate new customers. Exhibiting at a tradeshow or community event is a solid part of an effective marketing plan and a perfect way to deliver your library’s message to a large group of people.

Likewise, a temporary display inside your library can help create buzz. In-library displays can add colour to other events like grand openings, birthday or anniversary celebrations, meet-and-greets, programs and presentations.

Borrow items to create a dazzling display

Parkland has several items you can borrow for your next in-library, tradeshow or community event.

Display Banners

Borrow one or more retractable banners with either Love Your Library or Make it yours themes.

Each banner comes with a self-stand and carry case and specific directions for how to set up and tear down. Banners can be placed anywhere in your library or can be a focal point of a display booth.

Prize Wheel (new - now there's 2!)

Borrow the Prize Wheel to add fun to your display. Visitors can spin the wheel to learn more about your services or to win a prize. Fill up the prize slots with pre-labeled inserts in two categories:

Winner: free library card, mug, poster, key chain, pen, magnet, badge, book bag, book mark, sticky notes, notepad, water bottle, surprise

Services: books, fun, movies, answers, eBooks, eAudio, eLibrary, storytime, computers, meeting rooms, music

The kit also includes blank prize inserts that you can label using a washable marker. Or create your own labels by downloading the Insert Template.

Table runners

Borrow two white table runners with the Parkland logo. These runners look great over any coloured tablecloth.

Table cloth (new)

Borrow one white table cloth with the Parkland logo. Fits a standard 6 ft by 30 inch table.

Your library can book any of these items through Horizon - see the Advance Booking instructions. For questions related to booking, availability or set up, please contact


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Helpful Links and Resources

  • Alberta Trade Show Listing – lists all tradeshows, expos and fairs in the province. Check out the list to find a show near you!
  • Eight Success Tips – provides eight success tips for your first Trade Show Booth Display.