Passive Readers’ Advisory for Teens in the Library

By nature, I’m not someone who seeks out help from others. I’d rather find information myself than ask someone for suggestions or assistance when browsing for books. It’s maybe a little ironic, since I love helping people and chatting about books when asked even though I would never be one of those patrons myself. Perhaps… Continue reading Passive Readers’ Advisory for Teens in the Library

Teen Read Week Programs at My Library

Teen Read Week is a celebration of teens reading “for the fun of it.” We really had a jam-packed schedule of events this year because it coincided with local parent-teacher conference dates when middle and high school students had days off school. I wanted to share an overview of our slate of programs because they… Continue reading Teen Read Week Programs at My Library

Banned Books Week: Display and Programming

Happy Banned Books Week! I’m been super busy with both the public library and my internship at a school library, hence less posts here than normal, but I wanted to take a moment and share what I’ve been up to for Banned Books Week. I’ve had trouble with putting posters on the green wall in… Continue reading Banned Books Week: Display and Programming

Passive Programming: Book in a Jar

The teen librarian I work with got the idea from this post to cut up/shred/deconstruct a book and have the teens guess the title; winning answers would be entered in a prize drawing. I put the jar together. I took a book that I had duplicate copies of and ran it through a paper shredder… Continue reading Passive Programming: Book in a Jar

Celebrating Banned Books Week

It’s my favorite time of year. Soup and sweater weather. Leaves turning. Banned Book Week. Things have been crazy. Last week we wrapped up Read Across Lawrence at the library, complete with two author visits (one in person, one virtual) that I’m planning to write about later. This week we’ve got Banned Book Week, Star… Continue reading Celebrating Banned Books Week