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

Passive Program: The Race Card Project

This wasn’t my idea at all, but a passive program one of my co-workers in the Teen Zone put together. I thought it was worth sharing because we’ve already gotten quite a few interesting responses! Inspired by The Race Card Project¬†and the NPR series, he set out index cards and a Sharpie and asked teens… Continue reading Passive Program: The Race Card Project

Library Program: Awards for Acting Awesome

This past school year, we started to notice some behavior issues with a few regular patrons in my library. Kids were starting new schools, younger kids were now allowed to hang out in the Teen Zone, and we had a smaller, temporary space.. I’m sure all these contributed to an increased need to redirect patron… Continue reading Library Program: Awards for Acting Awesome

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