Category: YA

Pokémon Go and Libraries

Have you noticed your patrons playing Pokémon Go? If you haven’t, you will. Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game you can play using a smart phone. It released on Friday, July 8th, and is already a huge sensation. You want more information about the game and how you can use it in your library, check out …

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Free and legal Pictures…

If you are searching for pictures to use in a project and that are free and legal to use, consider this repository of free public domain pictures: http://www.pdpics.com/ Dec 2015

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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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Combating Summer Slide Research & Program Idea

Let Them Choose! Recently, The Washington Post ran this article “Why We Should Let Kids Choose Their Own Summer Reading Books” highlighting research that demonstrates that the best way to combat summer slide is to let children select their own reading materials! We’ve long known that reading over the summer helps children retain their literacy skills, …

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Superhero Books for Teens

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) posted The Ultimate Superhero, Supervillain, and Superpower YA Reading List Check it out if you’re looking for hero books for your teens! The list was created by Molly Wetta, who describes it this way, “These books explore the moral ambiguities that come with superhuman abilities as well as …

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Make Your Summer Reading Program More Inclusive

The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) had a good post today with ways to improve your Summer Reading program by making it more accessible to patrons of all abilities: 10 Ways to Make Your Summer Reading Program Inclusive

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Superhero Training Program

Even if you didn’t win a Superhero Training Camp kit at one of the Summer Reading Craft Workshops, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a Superhero Training Program! Here are all the signs, templates, and other printables for a superhero training program: Directions for setting up the Superhero Training Program Super Hero Training Program Templates …

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Calling All Super Librarians!

Faster than a speeding toddler! More reliable than a Google search! Able to leap tall shelves at a single bound! Look! Up in the stacks! It’s fiction! It’s nonfiction! It’s Super Librarian! Don’t forget to signup for the 2015 Summer Reading Workshop! When: Thursday, March 12th from 9:30 to 3:15 Where: Manhattan Public Library’s secret …

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Summer Reading Evaluation

It’s that time of the summer again! Time to start entering the statistics for your library’s summer reading program. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s numbers. This summer’s theme was so fun, and I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from many of you about events and activities you’ve tried. You can access the evaluation here: CSLP Summer …

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