Professional Development Opportunity for those Who Love Teen Authors

From Metronet (“sister” multitype in the Twin Cities)…

The metro public libraries in partnership with the Teens Know Best Book Club are bringing in eight of the best teen authors to visit the Twin Cities this winter. Though the events are free and open to the public, for just $20 we invite you to spend this winter earning 5-40 continuing education clock hours while enjoying these great authors:

  • Jay Asher – Saturday, February 9, 1:00-2:30, St Paul*
  • Steve Brezenoff – Saturday, February 16, 1:00-2:30, Woodbury
  • Lauren Myracle – Saturday, February 23, 1:00-2:30, St Paul, Apple Valley
  • Jodan Sonnenblick – Saturday, March 9, 1:00-2:30, Savage*
  • Neal Shusterman – Saturday, March 16, 1:00-2:30, Shoreview*
  • Andrea Cremer – Saturday, March 9, 1:00-2:30, Chaska*
  • Tamora Pierce – Saturday, April 6, 1:00-2:30, Edina
  • Barry Lyga – Saturday, April 13, 1:00-2:30, Anoka*

*Not all events are at the public library. Check the event site for full event details.

Here are the requirements to take advantage of this amazing deal:

  • Registration:
  • Fee: $20
  • For each 5 hour block, you must:
    •  Read a book by one of the participating authors
    • Attend that author’s event
    • Join in an online discussion
    • Promote the events with students

Here’s what you get for participating:

  • Between 5 and 40 clock hours, depending on the number of sessions in which you participate
  • A free poster and bookmarks to publicize the authors and events to your students,
  • A “swag bag” and a T-shirt* when you attend your first session.

*Participants who register after 1/15/13 will be awarded a T-shirt while supplies last


Sponsoring Organization: Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA)

Contact Kathleen James with any questions.

Partnering Organizations: Mackin Educational Resources, Addendum Books, Teens Know Best Book Club, Metronet