Teen Library Events: A Month-by-Month Guide

Teen Library Events: A Month-by-Month Guide

by Kirsten Edwards

Hardcover(First Edition)

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If you are a new young adult librarian or an experienced librarian with little time to plan and execute programs for teens, this book is for you! For each month in the calendar year, two or three programs popular with teens are presented with instructions, sample flyers, letters, and checklists. From simple programs such as a candy raffle to more complex programs such as a mystery night, librarians can keep their teen calendar full of activities with a minimum of effort. Programs that tie into both school events and national events for teens are included as well as those that can be presented at an individual library.

Suggestions for programs range from a poetry contest to a summer job program. Instructions for ongoing procedures for soliciting teens' opinions are provided: a monthly question board, candy raffle, starting and running a Teen Advisory Board and so on. Basic skills for all YA librarians are emphasized in each of the programs; these skills include booktalking, working with the schools, and marketing your programs within the library and to the community. By creating variations in each of the programs, young adult librarians will have a wealth of ideas in this book to keep their YA program calendar filled for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313314827
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/30/2001
Series: Libraries Unlimited Professional Guides for Young Adult Librarians Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

KIRSTEN EDWARDS is a Young Adult Librarian for the King County Library System in Duvall, Washington, and a member of the Washington Library Association. This is her first book.

Table of Contents


The Michael Printz Award

A Book-Making Craft

Question Boards

A Teen Discussion Club


"Love Bites" Display

A Guessing Game

Black History Month


Summer Jobs

Youth Art Month

The American Red Cross


National Poetry Month

A Writing Contest

A Coffee House Event


School Visits

A Trivia Game

A Card Design Program


Library Lotto

A Greyhound Rescue Event

Container Gardening


New-Fashioned Ice-Cream Social Focus Group

Spectacular Tie-Dye

Teen Pen Pals


Comic and Card Shop and Swap

Library Booths


Card Game Tournaments


Back-to-school Contacts

An Internet Scavenger Hunt

Book Discussion Club Reprise

Teen Advisory Boards


An Urban Legends Event

Teen Read Week


Live Action Mystery Games

Finding Money for College


A Glass Ornament Program

Games Nights

Relationship Management Programs

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