Summer Reading Program Manual for 2014: Call for Ideas for Teen Manual's picture

2014 Collaborative Summer Library Program: Teen Manual

Call for Ideas by November 1, 2012

Science is the broad theme chosen for 2014.

“Spark a Reaction” is the teen slogan.

Below you’ll find science ideas generated at the annual CSLP meeting last April for the teen manual. As you’ll see, the librarians went even broader in their brainstorming session.If you’ve done a successful program on any of these, please let us know. Or, if you have other great ideas for Spark a Reaction, please send them.

In addition, we are especially interested in your ideas for Setting the Scene:

  • Some basic ideason how to do a display
  • Decorating the teen area for this theme
  • Making a teen space inviting
  • What else to display besides books

Send your contributions to:

Patti Sinclair
306 Virginia Terrace
Madison, WI  53726

Program ideas needed for:

Science of psychology / Human chemistry: love stories
Anti Drug use programs; e.g. Science of Frying Your Brain

Grassroots movements, flash mob, environmental activism
Environmental, recycling, reusable, going green
Fast Food Nation, Sold, Trashland (video), Sol, Pig Lagoon
Industrial Farming: exposé of world conditions, social activism

Science and Music:
Science-based music: bit speak, auto tune, dub step
Early electronic music

Science STEM Ideas
Science Experiments
Gross-out Science (Youth manual will probably do a grossology program, but teen manual could, too)
Watch stuff decompose
Vortex cannon.
Fireworks: National Pyrotechnical Group: info on designing fireworks and displays
Myth busters, science mysteries, science detective
Forensic Science, CSI programs
“Going Viral” or “It’s epidemic” idea: disease, zombies, smallpox; Zombie 5K, Zombie Walk, Zombicize (anti zumba?)

Teach teens how to develop, build and launch a website
Inventions, Building things—rockets, Rube Goldberg machines, rockets, towers, etc.
Web Design: How to launch a website
Scratch, a programming language for everyone. Create interactive stories,
games, music and art - and share them online.

Science Fiction / Dystopian worlds
Game /Gaming Night: board games, Blue Moon, Cataan, virus spreading board game
Domino Dash competition (with books, too)
Reaction to disaster: survival programs, first aid contest
Revolution and politics and dystopian future (i.e. Hunger Games)
Programs to provoke reactions: zines, Would You Rather?
Radioactive—nonfiction book about the Curies

Bradbury, Ray. Farhenheit 451
Darwin, Charles. On the Origin of Species
Durrell, Gerald. My Family and Other Animals.
Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World.
Price., Catherine. 101 Places Not to See before You  Die
Silverstein, Ken. The Radioactive Boy Scout: The Frightening True Story of a
Whiz Kid and His Homemade Nuclear Reactor