On March 2, the state’s librarians (and their friends) can meet with legislative staff and make their collective voices heard in Albany.
Library offerings for these young people include drop-in card games and supplemental educational services.
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Here’s a chance to grab a grant to fund an innovative summer program related to connected learning. But you have to act fast: the deadline is February 19.
According to research out of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, a third of low-income families have only mobile Internet access. Of the rest, many have outdated home computers and slow, spotty connections.
Public libraries reach out to teenage parents and their children by offering specialized services ranging from tips on reading with babies to free car seats.
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.