Is the vandalism already happening or is this at the concern level?
One idea is to have a section of a wall where they can draw in chalk
or white board markers cause anything you don't want on the art wall
can easily be erased. Or have a cart of weeded books that they can
take and do whatever they'd like with cause then they'll leave the
books you don't want vandalized alone. And can always ask people
who've vandalized why they did it, may not get an answer but, could
ask what can be done instead so kids can still express themselves in a
way that won't harm school property or get them in trouble. May not
be the perfect solution but hopefully will mitigate the negative
Bridgton Public Library
Quoting Andrea Kazilionis <[log in to unmask]>:
> Hello, Librarians of Maine!
> One of our patrons is very concerned with Tik-Tok inspired vandalism
> occurring at her school. She's looking for a book that will outline
> steps she can take to help stop this vandalism, whether it's through
> creative problem solving or peer leadership.
> Does anyone have suggestions for middle-grade non-fiction that might
> fit this patron's needs? I'm searching up a storm but thought I
> might try reaching out to my favorite hive-mind!
> Thank you all,
> Andrea Kazilionis (she/her)
> Adult Services Librarian
> Falmouth Memorial Library