Blog posts in Tweens and Teens

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Facebook for Libraries

David Lee King wrote a great article for American Libraries called Facebook for Libraries. This is a "soup to nuts" article that discusses why Facebook is a great tool for libraries, how to set up a page and how to administer content.

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Idaho Teen Wins Video Challenge

Lorry Hernández, a Garden City Public Library teen, demonstrated how much she values her library with her “You Are Here” video promoting the 2011 Summer Reading program to other teens. Hernández’s video was selected at the state level to be Idaho’s official “You Are Here” Teen Video Challenge winner for 2011.

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2011 Teens and Technology Book Trailers Posted

Book Trailer Bonanza!  View the creative book trailers created by Idaho’s public and school library staff, tweens, and teens during 2011 Teens and Technology course.  More than 30 libraries throughout the state partici

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2012 YRCA Nominees

Check out the final list of 2012 YRCA nominated books here.

Remember to vote for your favorites by April 15th, 2011. Get all the information for voting here.

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    Check out "Paint the State" artwork

    Check out the statewide Paint the State Gallery of public art entries in the Idaho Meth Project’s Paint the State contest. The contest was designed to make it possible for teens and their communities to get more involved in the “Meth: Not Even Once” campaign.

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    ILA session -Teen Programming - Ideas from Ray Lusk

    My first session at the ILA conference in Clarkston today was with Ray Lusk from The Madison Library District in Rexburg. He had some fun, creative and engaging ideas for teen programs. He provided lots of ideas and a CD with the materials for us to use. Look for links to some of these soon! (My favorite is Murder Mystery Night - they typically have about 150 teens participate in this program!!

    Social Media Reading List for School Leaders

    Here is an example of how one educator used social technology to promote the use of social media for collaboration and learning in his school. Awesome!
    From the Hey Jude blog

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      Paint the State

      On April 19, the Idaho Meth Project launched a statewide public art contest—Paint the State—that encourages Idaho teens to create artistic representations of the dangers of methamphetamine use. Idaho teens ages 13–18 will have the opportunity to create highly visible public art that communicates a strong anti-Meth message surrounding the theme: “Not Even Once.”

      Schools Kill Creativity - Video Link

      Here is a link to a GREAT video from Sir Ken Robinson, an educator and creativity expert who challenges the way we're educating our children.

      Filtering Trends in Schools

      Will Richardson ( started a project called "Mapping the Filter: What Do You Block?" I would encourage Idaho school librarians to take a look at the site and add their data to his map if you can! He is just looking for a general sense of "low", "medium" or "high" level of filtering and any other specific information you care to supply.