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Oct 28

Teens’ Top 10 of 2015

YALSA announced the Teens’ Top 10 for 2015 today! Here’s a video countdown featuring actress Bella Thorne. This list is a teen choice list based on books nominated and voted on by teens around the world, starting August 15th and ending during Teen Read Week™. Altogether, over 27,000 votes were cast for the 24 nominees. The …

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Oct 20

Sharona Ginsberg-Movers & Shakers 2015-Community Builders

Sharona Ginsberg was still in graduate school in January 2013 when she read about the lack of places for librarians to exchange information about their experiences with the Maker movement.  A month later, she launched the MakerBridge Project….

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Oct 20

Halloween Program for Tweens & Teens

The Wisconsin Library Association Youth Services Section has been sharing a years worth of tween and teen programming ideas through their 52 Weeks of YA Programming.This week’s program is perfect for Halloween: Franken Stuffy! For more Frankenstein Toy event information, check out these sites: FrankenHeroes WWFD: What Would Frankenstein Do? Franken Zombie Toys in the Hub Teens build …

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Oct 06

Toys’ Costume Party

If you’re looking for a different Halloween program this year, consider a costumes for toys Maker party. Making kid-sized costumes can be overwhelming for an adult, but making costumes for stuffed animals and action figures. . .that’s completely do-able for almost anyone! This program is perfect for kids aging out of Trick-or-Treating, too. They have the skills …

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Sep 23

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers 2015

The Kansas State Library has updated the Kansas Reads to Preschoolers page with activities and curriculum tie-ins for Is Your Mama a Llama?  On the website, there is a link to the Is Your Mama a Llama Pinterest board which has loads of craft ideas! And, a link to register your own Kansas Reads to …

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Sep 14

Mini Maker Faire

A Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. It’s a place to show and share new things.

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Sep 03

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Read-a-Thon

If the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is popular at your library, check out this Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School Read-a-Thon Challenge from Amulet Books. Participants who complete the challenge are entered into a drawing for a trip for four to meet Jeff Kinney!  

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Sep 02

Teen Librarians in the Library

Many thanks to all of you who made it to yesterday’s Fall Youth Workshop. We had two great presenters and a lot of fun! As promised, I’ve uploaded the Teen Behavior in the Library webinar to YouTube. I hope you learn as much watching it as I did making it. As promised, Molly Wetta has posted her presentation, …

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Aug 24

Why Public Libraries Matter

There are more public libraries in America—some 9,000 central buildings and 7,500 branch locations—than McDonald’s restaurants, making them one of the most ubiquitous institutions in the nation.

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Aug 14

Win $10,000 for Your Library’s Afterschool Program!

Does your library have after school activities for youth that focus on helping them improve academics skills like reading, writing, and critical thinking skills? You may be eligible for the Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award. To find out more, visit Afterschool Alliance website. Applicants are due August 27th, so hurry!

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