A passion for print : promoting reading and books to teens

by Mahood, Kristine.

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - District Services Professional Collection Z718.5.M34 2006
Location  CLP - District Services
Collection  Professional Collection
Call Number  Z718.5.M34 2006

Get teens excited about reading by using your own love of books along with a good dose of market savvy. This simple, upbeat guide is packed with practical guidelines and a wealth of exciting ideas for promoting books and reading through everything you do_from collection building, designing the space, and creating a Web site, to booktalking, readers' advisory, and special events. A practical, step-by-step approach.

Promoting books and reading is one of your most important roles, but reaching teens and inspiring them to read can be a challenge, especially now, when teens have so many other commitments and interests. This guide will inspire you to build your book knowledge and combine it with marketing savvy to bring teens together with books and reading. Drawing upon recent research on teens and libraries, the author offers practical guidelines and a wealth of exciting ideas for environmental reading promotions (collection building, designing the space, creating publicity materials and developing the web site), as well as interactive promotions (communication with teens, readers advisory, booktalking, partnering with other organizations, and book-related activities and events). Based on the author's experience and the experience of others who work with teens, the book provides librarians and other educators with a simple, handy, and upbeat guide. Grades 6-12.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "High-school and YA librarians will be delighted with the practical information and ideas in this title, but it's even more useful for smaller public libraries hoping to improve their appeal to teens. Beginning with research on reading, Mahood moves on to merchandising principles; developing teen collections, spaces, and Web sites; and finally to booktalking, readers' advisory, and events scheduling. The author's enthusiasm and experience, coupled with citing current studies, other professional books, articles, and Web sites, make her suggestions appealing and attainable. She provides everything from lists of YA genres to easy design principles for displays to suggestions for questions to ask for better readers' advisory. More photos would have been great, but this is a book that can make a difference in the library tomorrow! --Susan Gooden Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Libraries Unlimited professional guides for young adult librarians.
Subjects Libraries and teenagers -- United States.
Young adults' libraries -- Activity programs -- United States.
Young adults' libraries -- Collection development -- United States.
Teenagers -- Books and reading -- United States.
Reading promotion -- United States.
Publisher Westport, Conn. :Libraries Unlimited,2006
Language English
Description x, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 159158146X (pbk. : alk. paper)
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