Teens, Help Yourself

Tweet Recently this image has gone viral. It’s a photo from Sacramento Public Library that seems to have been first posted online in January. Many of my colleagues have been inspired to post a similar sign in their branches. This sign demonstrates a practical solution for providing assistance to teens who, for whatever reason, are … Continue reading Teens, Help Yourself

YALSA Professional Learning Series: The Future of Library Services for and with Teens –Working with At-Risk Teens

Tweet Welcome to the second in YALSA’s new monthly professional learning series. Each month we’ll highlight a topic and give readers the chance to learn about it as well as discuss it with others. Here’s how it works: On the first of each month the YALSA Blog will post an overview of the topic of … Continue reading YALSA Professional Learning Series: The Future of Library Services for and with Teens –Working with At-Risk Teens

YALSA Professional Learning: The Future of Library Services for and with Teens – Thinking Differently

Tweet Welcome to the first in YALSA’s new monthly professional learning series. Each month we’ll highlight a topic and give readers the chance to learn about it as well as discuss it with others. Here’s how it works: On the first of each month the YALSAblog will post an overview of the topic of the … Continue reading YALSA Professional Learning: The Future of Library Services for and with Teens – Thinking Differently

#act4teens: The YALSA Future of Library Services for and With Teens Report: Resources to Help You!

Tweet In 2012 and 2013 through funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, YALSA embarked on an ambitious journey to create the National Forum on Libraries and Teens. Its culmination was The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action, or Futures Report for short. The report’s purpose is … Continue reading #act4teens: The YALSA Future of Library Services for and With Teens Report: Resources to Help You!

Serving At-Risk Teens Topic of New Publication

Tweet As a Teen Library Services Specialist in an urban library branch, I’m always on the look-out for resources on serving at-risk teens.’  Recently one of my own coworkers here at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Teen Services Manager Angela Craig, published Serving At-Risk Teens: Proven Strategies and Programs for Bridging the Gap with Chantell L. … Continue reading Serving At-Risk Teens Topic of New Publication

Connect, Create, Collaborate: Do Teens?

Tweet Have you ever noticed the number of posts on Twitter, or Facebook, or blogs that pose the question, Do teens….? This could be: Do teens use Twitter, Do teens still use Facebook, Do teens use Tumblr, Do teens read horror, Do teens eat peanut butter? These questions have started to annoy me because while … Continue reading Connect, Create, Collaborate: Do Teens?

Win $1000 with the MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens

Tweet Do you run a spectacular teen book club? What about a great speakers series that gets teens engaged in reading? Did your summer reading program bring teens through the doors in droves? Have you come up with a great way to help teens connect with literature by using social media? You could win $500 … Continue reading Win $1000 with the MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens

Connect, Create, Collaborate: Creating Apps with Teens

Tweet For almost anything you need or want to do on a smartphone, “there’s an app for that.” According to ZDNet, teens average 25 apps on their mobile devices, with many installing over 40. Going behind the device and the apps and exploring what goes into making an app can help teens learn a variety … Continue reading Connect, Create, Collaborate: Creating Apps with Teens

Finding motivation to help make a difference with teens

Tweet Last week was a bit rough at my library. My colleagues and I read in our local paper where a ‘teen regular’ (a teen that regularly visited the library for many years) is among five teens arrested for murdering a 17 year old over an issue of disrespect. Obviously this case hasn’t gone to … Continue reading Finding motivation to help make a difference with teens

Take Time for Teens

Tweet RoseMary Honnold, Teen Read Week Committee Chair Editor-in-Chief, VOYA Magazine Happy Teen Read Week! Time is our greatest gift, and giving your time to the people and things that matter most to you creates a satisfying life for you and the recipients benefit in many ways. The Search Institute lists asset building ideas for … Continue reading Take Time for Teens