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Kayla Kuni replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
"http://suncoastnews.com/su/list/news-pasco/teens-bring-stories-to-life-in-library-mash-up-play-20141025/ This was the article we got in the local paper. It wasn't a huge article. I mentioned the grant and YALSA and Dollar General numerous…"
Oct 27
Kayla Kuni replied to YALSA's discussion Turn your Dreams into Reality Hands-on Programs
Oct 21
Kayla Kuni replied to YALSA's discussion Turn your Dreams into Reality Hands-on Programs
"Did you get a press release out about your author event? I have found that social media (like Facebook and Twitter) teens have not been using as much. We created a Facebook event for our play and only 4 people said they were coming. Three of the…"
Oct 21
Kayla Kuni replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
Oct 14
Kayla Kuni replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
"So I am going to give you the run down of what happened (beginning to end) and hopefully I will be able to get some pictures up here before long. Overall, I am proud of them and hope that they can build upon this experience.  We started writing…"
Oct 14
Kayla Kuni replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
"How do you do your field trips? Do you meet the students at the theater or do you rent a bus and have permission slips signed? "
Oct 14
Kayla Kuni replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
"We had our play tonight. I will post all of my thoughts on it tomorrow when I have more time to figure out what happened. I had over 30 teens involved and over 60 people in attendance. I am still trying to figure out my defense for why there is…"
Oct 13
Kayla Kuni replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
"And these are some photos. I have consent forms from all but two teens and I will get those to you guys as soon as I get the final two in. I have some pictures from the past week that have also not made it online yet, but hopefully they will be up…"
Oct 10
Kayla Kuni replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
"http://www.tampabay.com/news/briefs/teens-to-perform-mash-up-play-in-new-port-richey/2201374 This is the article we had in the paper prior to our play. A reporter form the Suncoast Times also plans on coming to cover the event on Monday night."
Oct 10
Kayla Kuni replied to YALSA's discussion Turn your Dreams into Reality Hands-on Programs
"Heather, I have also never seen so many teens at TRW events! My teens are showing up for play meetings on nights no meeting was scheduled for and are running lines in the children's room. I had 16 teens and 3 children in the…"
Oct 8
Kayla Kuni replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
"Gail, This week has been pretty crazy for our play. The venue we picked was a local high school. I figured it would be great to get them to partner with us on the event and they were excited to as well. However, three weeks from the date of our…"
Sep 29
Kayla Kuni replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
"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…"
Sep 3
Kayla Kuni replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
"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…"
Aug 20
Kayla Kuni replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
"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…"
Aug 16
Kayla Kuni replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
"I just created an event on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/338425219647155/ The teens asked for this to be done so that they could share the details with their friends who might want to help with the creation of the…"
Aug 14
Kayla Kuni replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
""Into the Woods" is coming out in theaters in December. This movie is based on Grimm's Fairy Tales which teens might enjoy re-reading. They are incredibly dark! "
Aug 14

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Learning from Teens: Thoughts for Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week is coming up October 12-18, and libraries are encouraged to use the theme “Turn Dreams into Reality” to share our knowledge, resources, services, and collections with teens in an effort to promote reading for fun. As professionals working with teens in the library, each of us curates our own personal collection—in folders Read More →

TRW 2013: Dollar General Literacy Foundation Spotlight on Patricia VanArsdale

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 to see how Patricia involves the teens in her library and what she did for Read More →

TRW 2013: Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Molly Wetta

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 life version of an alternative reality game whereby participants must “Seek the Unknown” throughout the Read More →

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