"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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…"
"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…"
Join this Teen Read Week website for great resources and opportunities such as:
A low-res download of the 2015 TRW themed logo (found under the planning tab - must be signed into account)
Free access to archived TRW related webinars
Opportunity to participate in the free TRW webinar, "Build Your Budget", on Tuesday, April 21 at 12 p.m. Eastern! This webinar focuses on how teen services library workers can advocate within and beyond their respective library systems for funds. Learn how to seek out sponsors and partners for external funding, while also advocating within your library for a budget that includes financial resources for teen services! 100 seats available. Register here.
Teen Read Week is coming up October 12-18, and libraries are encouraged to use the theme â€œTurn Dreams into Realityâ€ 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 collectionâ€”in folders …Read More →
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 →
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 â€œSeek the Unknownâ€ throughout the …Read More →