The newest book from this unbeatable team of best-selling authors trawls the decades for a super, fabulous, groovy, awesome, and totally rad assortment of programs for patrons of all ages. Everything old is new again in this delightful collection of programs that will have patrons coming back to your library for more. Amy Alessio is an award winning librarian with a black belt in karate. She has conducted several webinars for the American Library Association on programming. She reviews mysteries and romances for Booklist and has authored and edited several other works of fiction and nonfiction.
Pop Culture-Inspired Programs for Tweens, Teens, and Adults
Libraries eager to serve the underserved teen-to-twenty-year-old market can make the library a cool place to hang out. All it takes are zines, according to the author, young adult librarian Julie Bartel. Zines and alternative press materials provide a unique bridge to appeal to disenfranchised youth, alienated by current collections. For librarians unfamiliar with the territory, or anxious to broaden their collection, veteran zinester Bartel establishes the context, history, and philosophy of zines, then ushers readers through an easy, do-it-yourself guide to creating a zine collection, including both print and electronic zines. While zines have their unique culture, they are also important within broader discussions of intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights.
I love reading nonfiction books. A well-told factual account of a historical or personal event can rival even the most inventive fictional story. These are my favorite nonfiction books that I think everyone should read! PERIOD founder and Harvard College student Nadya Okamoto offers a manifesto on menstruation and why we can no longer silence those who bleed—and how to engage in youth activism. The numbers are staggering: nearly one in five girls ages fourteen to seventeen have been the victim of a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault.