YA Workshop Means Cool Stuff For Teens
November 20, 2010
KCMLIN (Kansas City Metropolitan Library and Information Network) recently had a YA Workshop: Going TEEN! Mid-Continent Teen Programmers were out in force, and you know what that means: shenanigans! We heard the lowdown on YALSA's (Young Adult Library Service Association) Best Books for 2010, got some great tips on some teen program ideas, heard how to run a teen book club, learned how to create a book trailer online, played a little book trivia, and of course, talked about more books!
One of my favorite things about going to YA Workshops is getting to see what other Teen Librarians are up to, and what new things they are excited about at their libraries. I heard about some great books that I can't wait to share with my teens at Smithville, as well as some really cool program ideas. At the Lawrence Public Library, they had an "Iron Chef" competition and created their own smoothie and ice cream recipes. At the Emporia Public Library, they had a Storycorp program and created videos allowing the teens to tell their own stories. I can't wait to try out some of these great ideas.
With new books coming out constantly, it becomes a struggle to keep up. Award season always gives me great ideas about what to read next. Ask your teen person for some great suggestions, and you won't be disappointed. Curious about what we did all day? Check out the blog they created! I especially recommend the Booklists.
Abbey L.Tags: teens, teen books