Blog posts in Tweens and Teens

World Book Night 2012 - Find Out How You Can Volunteer

Do you love a book so much you want everyone to read it?

World Book Night launched in the UK in 2011 and saw passionate readers across
that beautiful country, give 1 million books to light or non readers to spread
the joy and love of reading. Reading changes lives and at the heart of World
Book Night lies the simplest of ideas and acts - that of putting a book into

2012 Teens and Technology Course Open for Registration

Top Ten Reasons to sign up for Teens and Technology 2012

CSLP Teen Video Challenge 2012 Announced

For the 2012 Summer Reading Program, the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), working through member states, will be soliciting amateur videos produced by teenagers, to serve as the official CSLP sanctioned summer reading teen videos.

It's Teen Read Week!

Need some ideas on how to celebrate Teen Read Week?

All Hallow's Read

Give somebody a scary book this Halloween. That’s the idea of All Hallow’s Read, a website hosted by author Neil Gaiman.

Teen Read Week Registration OPENS August 19!

Teen Read Week is October 16-22 and this year’s theme is Picture It @ your library. We have jumped on the bandwagon and tied this year’s project to photography. The ICfL wants to know if you are going to participate in TRW this year! We collected some great baseline data on library and teen participation last year and want to continue gathering information on teen services.

GREAT Idea for a Teen Event!

I absolutely love this idea developed by teen services staff at Seattle Public Library. What a great way to engage teens and get them reading. Sounds like alot of fun too.  Here is a brief description of what they are doing:

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2011 Teens and Technology Summary Report

What a great Teens and Technology course we had this year! Sue and I enjoyed traveling around Idaho for the regional workshops, working with local mentors, and meeting dedicated and talented library staff. Here is a snapshot of some of the data and information that was collected through evaluations and surveys.

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Weathering Technology Challenges

I liked this article on the challenges facing librarians due to ever evolving technology.  Love the title of a recent presentation he did called "When Did I Become Tech Support?: Shepherd in the Rural Digital Wilderness."

In a TechSoup for Libraries blog Jim Boyd writes: