Since starting in my teen services role this past summer, I've been wanting to try out a Book Box service. This neat idea mimics popular subscription box services that come with treats and swag but is free for library patrons. The teen librarian at my previous library had some success with them, and I know … Continue reading Bookscription Swag Bags
Display Round Up
Creating displays is probably one of my favorite parts of my job. Since we're still not back to doing full programming and outreach at my branch, I've had a lot of time to think about and try different ways to market materials in the teen area. Headquarters likes us to keep things simple, but I … Continue reading Display Round Up
Hot Ghoul Summer!
Some of the best ideas are borrowed, right? For my August display, I borrowed an idea from friends at Lawrence Public Library and pulled some chilling YA reads for the hottest days of summer. And since I love a good pun, I borrowed their title too. Thus, "Hot Ghoul Summer." All credit should go to … Continue reading Hot Ghoul Summer!
Tiny Teen Library RA
Since I'm not able to do outreach or programming yet, an initial goal in my new position has been to make the designated teen area in my branch more inviting and engaging to teens (and less a nook for our older newspaper regulars). In addition to rethinking furniture and adding some passive activities, my brain … Continue reading Tiny Teen Library RA
On Starting My Next Chapter: Adventures in Youth Services
Wow. It's been a while. Do people even write blogs anymore? I know I'm not the only one who would say It. Has. Been. A. Year. (and a few months). If you follow me on Twitter, you might know that on top of a global pandemic, 2020/21 has personally brought me some heartache, some separation, … Continue reading On Starting My Next Chapter: Adventures in Youth Services