The secrets to running a popular summer learning experience for teens at public libraries were shared at a special session at this year’s Midwinter Meeting in Boston.
Get resources and fresh ideas for holding a read-in anytime during the month of February to mark Black History Month.
This initiative, started in Connecticut five years ago, is growing by leaps and bounds. Here’s how—and why—to join in the fun.
Here’s how inspired librarians are parlaying kids’ natural sense of wonder into an affinity with and knowledge of nature.
One librarian’s year of reading, sharing, and secret keeping while serving on the 2016 Newbery Award Committee.
Fans of all ages came from far, far away to participate in Yoda Yoga, Jedi lightsaber training, a Star Wars Shakespeare activity, and more.
Distribution of Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson is part of IBBY Canada’s welcome program for refugee families.
Broward County (FL) Library is set to change the designation of a number of youth librarian positions, a potential cost-cutting measure intended to increase service hours to all patrons. Some are concerned about the impact on teen programming.
With music linked to academic progress, loaning the “hipster,” easy-to-learn instrument is becoming a trend. The programs are drawing teens in particular to libraries.
These librarians are committed to giving African American youth, particularly those in low-income communities, reasons to visit their school or public libraries—and to increasing the variety of materials that draw them into reading.
SLJ’s Teen Issue highlights the field’s steadfast commitment to making a transformative difference in the lives of young adults. The editors share some thoughts on the innovative spirit and responsive programs that are taking teen services to a new level.
The team that pulled together the first LumaCON! in Petaluma, CA is at it again, gearing up for the second annual comic convention in January. You’ll see why they’re the real superheroes among us.
Author G. Neri speaks with public librarians about the rigors and rewards of working with young adults who are at risk.
A teen services librarian in Salt Lake City discovered the key to helping older kids with autism spectrum disorders participate in library programs: iPads.
Partnering with the Boston charity organization Boston Super Heroes, a Massachusetts librarian hosted an superhero-themed event, with Spider-Man climbing the bookshelves and Star-Lord ready for a dance-off.
The children will always be there for the stories. It is the parents that we need to turn into lifelong storytellers.
SLJ’s final fall Maker Workshop webcast gave participants an inside look at successful maker programs. Participants heard from Mick Jacobsen and Amy Holcomb of Skokie (IL) Public Library, followed by Oli Sanidas of Arapahoe Library District (CO). Denton (TX) high school librarian and maker guru Colleen Graves wrapped things up.
Heather Booth discovers a new way to bring an intergenerational maker program—and benefit the community—to the Thomas Ford Memorial Library in Western Springs, IL.