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Sizzling summer reading programs for young adults

by Kan, Katharine.

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - District Services Professional Collection q Z718.5.K36 2006
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Northland Public Library Professional Collection 027.62 K13 PF
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Collection  Professional Collection
Call Number  027.62 K13 PF

Summer reading programs are a staple in libraries nationwide and provide a valuable service: keeping teens productive and occupied when they are no longer busy in school. Producing creative programs at the library can be challenging when faced with this easily distracted teen demographic; that's where "Sizzling Summer Reading Programs" steps in. Katharine Kan, editor of the celebrated first edition of "Sizzling Summer Programs", provides the creative spark for libraries committed to working with teens and preteens through summer programs. Enthusiastic colleagues nationwide share more than 50 successful programs, including nitty gritty details like handling registration, getting donations, creating partnerships, tracking reading, and promoting programs. Reading incentives, community service and volunteering, as well as programs for special teen populations (the homeless, incarcerated, or parents) make this a comprehensive and inspiring reference. You can attract local teens by re-energizing summer reading with creative program ideas like: "Basic CSI - Crime Scene Investigation" class with the local police department; Henna tattooing and cultural education; "Cinema Summer" reading programs, including character make-up workshops, stop-motion animation workshops, and video production workshop; Art and poetry workshops; and Reading incentives and reading logs. Drawing on the many proven options, youth librarians in any size or type of library can select appropriate programs and policies that meet the needs of their local young adult populations. This time-saving hands-on guide, brimming with winning programs, is a must-have for every library that serves young people.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This helpful compilation created for the Young Adult Library Services Association presents more than 50 summer reading programs that have been used successfully with preteens and teenagers. Youth librarians across the country have contributed descriptions of their summer activities, including procedures and policies. Some entries feature reproductions of promotional materials, posters, contest or game cards, and reading logs. Submissions represent a cross section of themes, incentives, activities, and budgets. These individual reports are followed by a discussion of other types of young adult programs, suggestions for using teen volunteers, and descriptions of programs for special populations, such as homeless teens and incarcerated youth. Children and young adult services librarians will find a wealth of practical, hands-on information and will welcome this update to the 1998 edition. --Kathleen McBroom Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Young adults' libraries -- Activity programs -- United States.
Teenagers -- Books and reading -- United States.
Reading promotion -- United States.
Publisher Chicago :American Library Association,2006
Edition 2nd ed.
Contributors Young Adult Library Services Association.
Language English
Description vii, 110 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 083893563X
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