November 19, 2017

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Teen Maker Space Outreach: Behind the Scenes With Karen Jensen

Highlights of a Teen Librarian Toolbox series with practical tips on how to make text-transfer speech bubbles, a photo booth, custom postcards, and more.

The Latest in STEM: Teens Team Up With the FDA

Learning to code, visiting the White House, and pitching medical apps “Shark Tank” style? Students in the aimHI Summer Incubator Program, a partnership between the FDA and Montgomery County (MD) County Library, did it all.

Middle School YA Zine Project Makes Kids the Bosses

A zine program in a middle or high school library gets more teen voices heard, and is an interesting way to utilize (or start) a maker space.

TPiB: It’s Shark Week!

Shark Week is my favorite weeks of the year. I’m a little bit obsessed with sharks. Not in a I would want to see one up close in personal in real life way, just in a they are totally cool like dinosaurs, aliens and robots way. I dive into Shark Week every year. See what […]

TPiB: The Books of Our Heart Button

A few weeks ago I was talking with another librarian friend of mine when she started to ask me about a book. She stopped and said, “Oh yeah, you’re all about making now, you don’t really do books anymore.” This caused me to pause. Of course I am still all about books. But it’s true, […]

Get Teens Interested in Digital Preservation

With Digital Preservation Week nearly upon us, here’s how to entice a group that can be slow to embrace the idea—–teens—to pick up the gauntlet.

Denver Teen Programs Revived, Thanks to Asset Mapping

With a little know-how, you can score more funding for your program through an asset-mapping project. No, it’s not the same thing as needs assessment.

LRNG Offers Summer Connected Learning Grants

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.