A library person recently asked about the most popular teen/YA magazines. There were a lot of answers, so we are sharing them with you here. Feel free to add in some of the magazines that are popular in your library!
- Teen Vogue
- Transworld Skateboarding
- J-14 (formerly Twist)
- Otaku USA
- Game Informer
- Rolling Stone
- Sports Illustrated
- X-Box the Official Magazine
- Scholastic Art
A few comic suggestions
- Star Wars
- Teen Titans
These are suggestions for teen cooking programs from assorted libraries – but they could easily be done for all ages! The library people running these programs report they get a very good turnout; so might be a fun (potentially messy – never wrong) way to bring some new life into your programming.
Note: If your library does cooking programs, know that the CMLE HQ staff is ready and willing (even eager!) to come help with the taste testing! (And if you were not planning to include taste testers – we still volunteer!)
- Teen Iron Chef
- Cupcake Wars
- Cake Boss
- Fruit Bouquets
- Stranger Things Cookie Bake-Off ( teens stop by the teen room to pick up a mystery ingredient that they have to incorporate into their cookies; since our theme is Stranger Things/80’s, we’ll be asking teens to use ingredients like Marshmallow Fluff, Teddy Grahams, and other snack foods that were released in the 80’s)
- Make pasta from scratch – with rolling pins, the way my grandmother made it, not with a machine
- A culinary school near by and the owner and an assistant (possibly student) came and did a pizza making program
- Hunger Games Cornucopia themed food program where teens had to rush into the Cornucopia and grab an unmarked bag. They then had a certain amount of time to create a food creation using all of the ingredient.
Teen Read Week 2017
Excited for Teen Read Week 2017? This year’s Teen Read Week will be celebrated October 8th-14th. You can expect updates starting in April at teenreadweek.ning.com. So, don’t forget to sign up for an account to get the latest news, if you haven’t already.
Teen Book Finder Database
Our Teen Book Finder Database was released last month! As the web version of our Teen Book Finder App, it’s the newest, easiest way to find all the winning books on YALSA’s book and media awards lists. And we’ll soon be updating it with 2017 titles. Check it out now!
Newest YALSA Resources
Summer Learning Position Paper
If you haven’t already, check out this position paper on the benefits of making your summer reading program a summerlearning program.
Save the Date! 2017 YA Services Symposium
YALSA’s 2017 YA Services Symposium will take place in Louisville, KY, November 3 -5, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Louisville with the theme of: Libraries: Helping All Teens Build a Better Future. Registration opens in April. Sign up for updates here. Two travel stipends are also available to help offset travel costs to the symposium. Apply by June 1.
YALSA’s Spring E-Course
Building Reflective Collections
3/20/2017 – 4/16/2017
$155 YALSA members/$215 nonmembers
“Julie did a great job presenting the material and letting us come up with our interpretations and how to make the ideas work for our community.” That’s just what one student said about this great course, which will give you the chance to not only explore building great teen collections, but will also discuss ways to learn about patrons — both users and “not-yet” users, in addition to assessing current collections. Learn more and register.
Young Adult Library Service Association
50 E. Huron St. Chicago, IL 60611
A library person is looking for suggestions for video games to play in the library for game night. We are sharing the initial question, and the responses. Check them out to see if you can use them in your library. And if you have other suggestions, share them in the comments so we can all try new things!
“We used to have Call of Duty gaming nights to get kids in to play together on our PCs. We were using Call of Duty 1 which worked as it was not particularly over the top graphic.
This version is super old and now fails on our PCs. Do you all have any suggestions on similar group play games that aren’t intensely graphic? These game nights happen out in the open in a room shared with all age ranges so it can’t be too too.”
Continue reading Library suggestions for game night
Everyone in the library world knows that summer is a time for kicking back with some new reading, trying out some new programming, and (hopefully!) bringing in more people to your library! It’s a lot of work, but the results are fun for your patrons.
Thinking up these fun things to do can be the hardest part!
Fortunately, many library people face the same issue; so we can all work together to share ideas. One librarian asked for help in making teen craft programs over the summer, and there were many suggestions from other library people. See if any of them would work in your library! Continue reading Summer reading time approaches!