Collection Development “Let Your Library Card Be Your Passport” Fodor’s Travel Display Contest (Photo Gallery)

We asked librarians across the country to create a travel-related display, incorporating our Fodor’s “Let Your Library Be Your Passport” poster, and they took our contest to places we never imagined. View photos of all the outstanding entries that may inspire your next travel display—or your next trip.

Using maps and globes, suitcases packed with Fodor’s guidebooks, hot air balloons, and hand-crafted designs, these librarians created displays that would inspire wanderlust in any patron (we were ready to our pack our bags, too). We received 43 outstanding entries and it was a truly tough decision for our panel of judges.

“Inspiring our readers to start dreaming about their next getaway is a key mission of ours here at Fodor’s. There is no better place to get inspired than in a library and we were blown away by the travel displays created by librarians across the country.”—Arabella Bowen, Editor in Chief

Feeling inspired yet? You can take patrons on an incredible trip, starting at your library. Share the sights and sounds of the world with visitors, using guidebooks, audiobooks, and language programs, to create a display at your library. Be sure to visit to see the incredible guidebook destinations they have to offer. And share your travel displays with us on Facebook and Twitter.

View photos of all our entries here:

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Thanks to everyone who entered. We were amazed by your resourcefulness and creativity.

Grand Prize Winner
Neill Public Library in Pullman, WA

Second Prize Winners
Midland County Public Libraries in Midland, TX
Waupaca Area Public Library in Waupaca, WI
Elko-Lander-Eureka County Library System in Elko, NV
Gwinnett County Public Library System, Collins Hill Library Branch in Lawrenceville, GA

Third Prize Winners
Sterling Municipal Library in Baytown, TX
Lorain Public Library System in Columbia Station, OH
Des Moines Public Library, South Side Library in Des Moines, IA
Gwinnett County Public Library, Lawrenceville Branch in Lawrenceville, GA
Central Community Library in Manassas, VA
Somers Public Library in Somers, CT
North Bend Public Library in North Bend, OR
Gwinnett County Public Library, Dacula Branch in Dacula, GA
The Brookfield Library in Brookfield, CT
Rush City Public Library in Rush City, MN

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