March 18, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Chicago Public Library Debuts First ChiTeen Lit Fest in April

Get ready for Chicago’s first-ever literature festival for teens and by teens. The result of a partnership between the Chicago Public Library and Columbia College Chicago, the event will take place April 15 and 16.

New Venue and YA Authors Galore at Seventh Annual Texas Teen Book Festival

Saturday, September 26 marked the seventh annual Texas Teen Book Festival, and an all-ages crowd of nearly 4,000 people swarmed the St. Edward’s University campus in Austin, TX, to celebrate young adult literature.

School and Public Libraries Collaborate to Help Teen Community: Reports from the Field

In big and small ways, collaboration is a way of life for many school and public libraries. From teen book festivals to maker space initiatives, they are working together to bring new services and programs to their young adults.

Pictures of the Week: Susan Cooper at the Puyallup (WA) Public Library’s Festival of Books

The Puyallup Public Library in Washington State celebrated its first annual Festival of Books from September 27-28. In partnership with Fantasium Comics and Valley Arts United, the library hosted a mini-comic convention, the Fandom Dance, an art-inspired poetry contest, and a guest lecture by the acclaimed author Susan Cooper—known for her “Dark is Rising” series and recent Ghost Hawk.