Library Program: Where Things Come Back Scavenger Hunt

For Read Across Lawrence, our community-wide reading program, we’re doing a teen book for the first time. We selected one of my favorites, Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley. When pitching the books to readers, I’ve been saying “it’s about a small town where a woodpecker thought to be extinct is sighted, and… Continue reading Library Program: Where Things Come Back Scavenger Hunt

Library Program: Harry Potter Night

A few months ago, I got an email newsletter from Bloomsbury at my library. I get a lot these, but this one caught my eye because it was promoting an event: Harry Potter Night. Which they had proclaimed to be February 5th. Which happens to be during Read Across Lawrence. But, because the youth services… Continue reading Library Program: Harry Potter Night

Library Programs and Displays for National Poetry Month

I love poetry, and I really loved reading and writing poetry as a teenager, so sharing poetry with teens in the library is something I love to do. ¬†April is National Poetry Month, which presents many opportunities for all sorts of programming in libraries.   Here’s a roundup of ideas for promoting poetry in the… Continue reading Library Programs and Displays for National Poetry Month

Library Program: Divergent Movie Release Party

I am not exactly a Divergent fan. I really admire Veronica Roth and think she’s a competent writer, but the story and world-building of the series do not appeal to me. I feel the same way about Lauren Oliver. I think she is a decent writer and has a great eye for the type of… Continue reading Library Program: Divergent Movie Release Party