A guide for librarians offers tips on planning programs and services based on the needs of middle school students and includes suggestions for fiction books, nonfiction resources, electronic materials, and sample booktalk programs.
• Storytime outlines, craft ideas, surveys, and questionnaires for use with teen parents • Ready-to-use flannel board story patterns • A contribution from Maryann Mori, a nationally recognized expert on presenting "Every Child Ready to Read" workshops to teen parents • Extensive bibliographies and lists, including recommended books to read aloud, recorded music, fingerplays, and resources—both books and websites—for teen parent program development
Presents advice for setting up a teen writing club in a school or public library, discussing program planning, advertising to potential clients, writing activities, staffing, coaching, and tips for publishing completed works.
Reflections on Developing Teen Spaces in Libraries
Author: Michael Garrett Farrelly
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This collection of thoughtful essays discusses library trends and best practices in creating dynamic, effective, and enjoyable spaces for young adults. • Contains a helpful index to the topics discussed in the text
Create a successful, vibrant, and youth-centered teen services program with this practical, comprehensive guide—even when resources are limited. • Provides invaluable information that will help teen librarians successfully face the common challenges of running a YA department, such as communicating with teens, budgetary and space limitations, theft, and lack of staff support • Includes bibliographic information in each section, such as useful related works, booklists, and additional reading material
On television, in the newspapers, even in textbooks of psychology, the teen years are portrayed as 'bad news'. Adolescents are seen as moody, rebellious, promiscuous, immature, aggressive and lazy. This controversial new book puts forward an entirely new way of looking at adolescence. It will be of great value to parents of teenagers and those whose children are just about to become teenagers, as well as teachers, psychologists, and anyone whose work brings them in touch with young people.
Learn how teens use social networking technologies and how these same technologies can be used to engage them in library services. * The results of a national survey of YA librarians and technology managers in public libraries showing how librarians are using social networking in their work with teens and the specific types of technologies they use * A list of suggestions that can serve as a planning tool for the use of social networking tools in the delivery of library services to teens * A bibliography of professional resources and research related to teens, libraries, and social networking
Presents information on improving teen library resources in urban settings, including guidance on staffing, programs, and activities, overcoming challenges of physical spaces, training tips, collections, technology, and book lists.
Creating a Tween Collection shows librarians how to evaluate their current juvenile and teen collections; meet all tween needs for recreation, education, and life skills; and carve out space, market, budget, and justify the need for a tween collection.
Offers a practical guide to readers' advisory for preschool through upper elementary and middle school students, including English language learners, children from different cultures, and reluctant readers.
The author of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy offers a powerful approach for helping troubled teens. In his decades as a therapist, Dr William Glasser has often counselled parents and teenagers. His advice has healed shattered families and changed lives. Now in his first book on the lessons he has learned, he asks parents to reject the 'common sense' that tells them to 'lay down the law', ground teens, or try to coerce them into changing behaviour. These strategies have never worked, asserts Dr Glasser, and never will. Instead he offers a different approach based upon Choice Theory. Glasser spells out the seven deadly habits parents practiSe and then shows them how to accomplish their goals by changing their own behaviour. Above all, he helps parents keep their relationship with their child strong. Dr Glasser provides a groundbreaking method that any parent can use with confidence and love.
In this practical guidebook, experienced librarians—a public librarian and a school librarian—share advice and ideas for extending resources, containing costs, and leveraging capabilities between school and public libraries, offering insights and strategies to overcome today's economic challenges. • Offers detailed instructions for initiating a collaborative relationship between public and school libraries • Explains how to navigate tricky political situations that can arise when trying to please two distinct administrative boards • Includes practical advice from both school and public perspectives • Best Practices section offers successful case studies and real-world tested ideas and tips • What We Wish You Knew! sidebars provide examples of challenges encountered and problems to avoid as well as hints for success