"We had the first round of auditions for our play last night; it was pretty intense. I had the teens who wrote the play act the scenes out with the potential actors and tried to keep track of how long each scene took. We are aiming to have each act…"
"I have read about human libraries and think they are brilliant. I love seeing so many libraries offer career fairs for teens; this is a great way to get local high schools involved in conversations with public librarians and, hopefully, develop…"
"That is a great idea! Let me know how the surveys go; we have tried this in the past (even offering prize incentives) and we got very little feedback.
I am right there with you in trying to get more teens into the library. My local high school has…"
"I think Wonder is an ideal book for the OBOC program. Is the video going to be put on Youtube or any other kind of media sharing site?
Congratulations on getting the grant! I absolutely share your excitement. My teens have been really excited for…"
"Love the social media pages! I just got permission from my assistant director (she is in charge of social media) to assist the teens with making a Facebook events page. They figured that if we explain what is happening with the play on a Facebook…"
"I have had so many boys that actually enjoyed Smile even though they thought it looked "girly". Graphic novels seem great for the minds that want images in association with words. I personally have enjoyed the ones with colorful…"
"Heather, we are working with teens who have an abundance of technology which can be hard to compete with. I have so many parents who come to me on a daily basis looking for books for their children who are addicted (and I am serious in my use of…"
"I love the idea of having a writers festival that is composed of local authors. We have a few local writers but they tend to be either children's writers or adult fiction writers. We have at least one local writer who writes teen books (and…"
"Yeah, my teens gave me that look when I recommended us having a water table at a local 5K; they would have had to have been at the table (awake, clothed, fed, and smiling) by 5:30 AM. That did not go over well.
I have about 10 teens involved right…"
"Hi there! My name is Kayla Kuni and I am a library assistant at the New Port Richey Public Library. I will have my Master's in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida on August 9th, so I am pretty pumped about that!…"
Join this Teen Read Week website for great resources and opportunities such as:
A low-res download of the 2014 TRW themed logo (found under the planning tab - must be signed into account)
Free access to a webinar about leveraging TRW to promote career & college readiness with your teen patrons. The recording can be found on the Webinar page under the Planning tab. (Must be signed in to view)
Today we wrap up our Teen Read Week posts with our final Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant Recipient, Patricia VanArsdale. Patricia is Teen Services Librarian at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library in Zionsville, Indiana. Isn’t it a beautiful library? Keep reading … Continue reading →
Molly Wetta and Karen Allen of Lawrence Public Library are the innovative minds behind one of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant winning projects. Their Choose-Your-Own-Apocalypse scavenger hunt styled program kick starts their Teen Read Week celebration with a real … Continue reading →
Continuing with our Teen Read Week grant recipient interview series, I chatted with Deena Viviani. Deena is the Young Adult, Programming, and Circulation Services Manager at Brighton Memorial Library in Rochester, New York. Deena’s winning proposal centers around the Fourth … Continue reading →