Library Service to Tweens

Library Service to Tweens

by Melanie A. Lyttle, Shawn D. Walsh

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This comprehensive guide to tween library services begins with a developmental description of this ever-changing group and offers practical advice about materials and programming. Criteria are provided for categorizing books, music, movies and magazines as appropriate for tweens, with special attention given to the reluctant reader. The authors discuss how to determine where tween services fit within the broader spectrum of youth services, and how to provide support for them. Information on marketing and outreach to tweens and their adults completes this essential guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476625744
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 02/03/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 212
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Melanie A. Lyttle is the head of Public Services at the Madison (Ohio) Public Library. She has written for the IFLA Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section newsletter, ALSCMatters, Children and Libraries, Public Libraries Online and chapters in several anthologies. She lives in Mentor, Ohio. Shawn D. Walsh is the Emerging Services and Technologies librarian at the Madison (Ohio) Public Library. He is a contributor to Public Libraries Online, Children and Libraries and chapters in several different library related anthologies. He lives in Hubbard, Ohio.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Introduction 1
Section 1. Who Is a Tween?  3
 1. Developmental and Educational Psychology 5
 2. Current Writings on Tweens 14
 3. Tween Archetypes 23
 4. Tweens in Your Community 38
Section II. Gathering Support for Tween Services  45
 5. Administrative Support for Tween Services 47
 6. Gaining Support from Your Staff 50
 7. Collegial Support for Tween Services 53
 8. Community Support for Tween Services 58
Section III. Creating and Caring for the Tween Librarian  61
 9. Who Is the Ideal Tween Services Librarian? 63
10. Continuing Education 69
Section IV. Setting the Stage for the Tween Collection  75
11. Creating Your Tween Space 77
12. Finding Tween Materials Within Collections 80
Section V. Tween Materials  87
13. An Annotated Sample List of Tween Books 89
14. Books for the Reluctant Reader 115
15. Periodicals for Tweens 127
16. Audiovisual Materials for Tweens 132
Section VI. The Continuum of Youth Programming  145
17. Library Services for Children 147
18. Library Services for Teens and New Adults 151
Section VII. Tween Programming  155
19. Recipes for Successful and Unsuccessful Programs 157
20. Everything Old Is New Again 171
Section VIII. The Final Pieces for Successful Tween Services  181
21. Your Tween Advisory Group 183
22. Marketing to Tweens 189
23. Outreach 194
Conclusion 199
Index 201

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