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Need some ideas on how to celebrate Teen Read Week?
- Share YALSA Teens' Top Ten winners:http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/teenreading/teenstopten/teenstopten.cfm
- Have your teens vote for next year's TRW Theme: ht
Register online for Idaho Family Reading Week starting today!
The first 130 publicly funded public and elementary school libraries to register will receive a "basket of fun" to help celebrate this year's theme - Let the Games Begin @ your library!
The Commission just mailed out hundreds of Family Reading Week CDs to each publicly funded public and elementary school library. The CDs are filled with planning and marketing information, programming ideas, literacy materials, and other resources. So keep your eyes out--they will be in your mailbox any day now.
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.
I just found a great site called TOPICS online magazine for learners of English. It is a wonderful resource for this year's Summer Reading theme One World, Many Stories. It can also assist librarians who are looking for ways to add diversity to their programming.
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:
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.
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: