Teen Read Week Books with a Beat

I got a great question from Jenny in Colfax, looking for books related to Teen Read Week’s theme: Books with a Beat. There wasn’t much in terms of booklists on the YALSA website, so I made my own. I thought Jenny maybe isn’t the only one looking for...

Collection Development Webinars

There are some great opportunities to help you keep up with the huge number of titles for children and youth–all without leaving your desk. Check out the following offers of webinars from other systems and from vendors:The South Central Library System, together...

ALA offers Great Stories CLUB Grants

Deadline: November 19, 2010 (From the Library Grants blog)The Great Stories CLUB (Connecting Libraries, Underserved teens, and Books) is a book club program designed to reach underserved, troubled teen populations through books that are relevant to their lives. All...

What Happens When You Say Yes

Creative Costuming–and actors of all ages– at work! Sometimes it can be a challenge to work with teens. Some libraries have a hard time attracting them to their library, their programs, their teen advisory boards. Once they are there, it can be tricky to...

SLP–2012?! Seeking Ideas by December 1

Remember those coolio manuals that everyone loves to use to plan the Summer Library Program? Well, guess how those manuals come about? Amazing, creative, smart librarians like you (yes, I mean you!) contribute ideas.The manual editor, Patti Sinclair, is looking for...