"How about an essay contest with the theme "What are your dreams?". Partner with local businesses/financial institutions to award money in the form of a 529 plan (to be used for education) to the winner.
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 →