Category Archives: Teen

New Job, New Projects, New Resources

Exciting news has been in the works for coming up on a month now. Starting January 11th, I’ll have the honor and the opportunity to start working at Queen Anne County’s Kent Island branch as their new Youth Services Librarian. … Continue reading

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Booktalks with GIFs

Very cool idea to draw in readers at the middle school/high school level. Didn’t powerpoints always bore you anyway? Booktalks with GIFs.

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Library Links: Why digital natives prefer reading in print.

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. The most important one to him is “building a physical map in my mind of where things are.” Researchers say readers remember the location of information simply by … Continue reading

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Library Links: Laurie Halse Anderson Thinks Adults Should Be Reading More YA

I learn more from good young adult fiction than I do from most adult novels. Great insight here from an author who touched me long ago. Laurie Halse Anderson Thinks Adults Should Be Reading More YA “I’ve been an adult for … Continue reading

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Homeschool Science: Buoyancy

I began my volunteer programming this week at Homestead Library, where I was formerly the Interim Programming Coordinator, running all of the programming (Adult, Teen, K-5, Toddler), and before that an Intern who focused on programming. When my Interim position … Continue reading

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Kids Corner: Lego Fun

To develop interesting programming related to engineering is a goal across libraries today, and one of the most typical go-to’s for librarians is the use of Legos. Awesome for me, ACLA and the EINetwork (which supports Allegheny County in PA) … Continue reading

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Teen Time: Animal Silhouette Cutouts

Teen Time is a weekly event at Carnegie Library of Homestead for ages 11-17 to do librarian-provided crafts or do planned activities on the Teen Tech Zone computers. Today we did a craft based on this one I found on … Continue reading

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