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A Year of Programs for Teens 2
Amy J. Alessio and Kimberly A. Patton
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1051-1
 
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $46.00
 
 
 
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160 pages
8.5" x 11"
Softcover
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1051-1
Year Published: 2011
AP Categories: A, C, E

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In this sequel to the book that "takes teen services to a new level" (Adolescence), YA experts Amy J. Alessio and Kimberly A. Patton present entirely new content while building on the successful formula they established earlier. This volume offers several new themed book lists and read-alikes as well as appendices with reproducible handouts for the various programs. This invaluable collection includes
  • A section of introductory material that includes general programming advice
  • Information on teen clubs, and marketing ideas
  • More than 30 programs cleverly organized around a calendar year, including several that focus on technology, with many other ideas that can be adapted year-round as needed
Following the practical suggestions laid out here, young adult librarians in public libraries, school librarians, and adult and young adult services staff serving teens can easily build a core teen audience and help attract new members to programs and to the library.

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About the Authors

Amy J. Alessio is the Teen Coordinator at Schaumburg Township District Library in Illinois. She writes and edits fiction and nonfiction, including the previous title co-authored with Kim Patton, A Year of Programs for Teens. Amy reviews young adult literature and mysteries for Crimespree Magazine and Teenreads.com. Amy served two terms on the YALSA Board of Directors, and was honored in 2006 with the Illinois Library Association Davis Cup Award for librarians serving youth. She is passionate about cookbooks and writes about them on her blog.

Kimberly A. Patton is the Teen Librarian at the Kansas City Public Library Central Resource Branch in Kansas City, MO. Before moving to the KC Library, she was the Young Adult Specialist at the Lawrence (KS) Public Library. She graduated from Baker University with a B.A. in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Management. A 2007 Spectrum Scholar, she is currently pursuing a Master’s of Library and Information Science from Florida State University. She is the 2010 President of the Young Adult Library Services Association, (YALSA). She enjoys reading and cooking lavish meals for her family.
Reviews

"The lists for all themed activities are very inclusive and provide suggested timelines that will be helpful for implementation. The ideas presented can be used in both public and school library settings, and can be adapted for a variety of needs ... This newer edition will be welcome in libraries regardless of the current status of programs or book clubs for teens. The ideas are useful, relevant, and easy to put into action without significant cost as a factor. The additional suggestions for dealing with the four- to seven-year period when teens are evolving and technology is becoming a larger part of their lives is most relevant."
--VOYA
 
 

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