The Pass the Book program at Howard County Library (Columbia, Maryland) uses the “power of peer recommendation” to promote reading among teens. Librarian Katie George said, “The fastest, most effective way to promote reading…or anything else…among teens is for a teenager to make a recommendation to another teenager.” The program’s result in 2010: 324 teens read The Secret Hour
Title: Creating Inviting Low Cost Teen Spaces
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Time: 2 - 3 pm CST
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is giving away over 1200 new books, videos, CDs, and audiocassettes; apply for your chance to win and add these new materials to your library's collection!
Applicants must demonstrate:
Teen Read Week is October 18-24, 2009.
RoseMary Honnold — editor-in-chief of VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) magazine — has created at her See YA Around website lots of ideas for teen programming you can do at your library.
Examples of what you'll find there:
Linda Steffen (director of Patterson Memorial Library in Wild Rose) shared this young adult / teen collection development tip:
To help find out what kids are reading ask the high school library staff what's getting a lot of use. You can also check the book aisle at Wal-Mart.