These affordable and tested ideas are your key to jump-starting YA programs and services. The wide variety of activities range from summer reading programs, games, contests, and crafts to more ambitious efforts including coffeehouse style poetry and open mike nights. There are themed library lock-ins and even programs that bring together young people and their parents. Exciting program titles like “Misheard Lyrics,” “A Body in the Book Drop,” and “Back to School Count-Down” are designed to appeal to a wide range of ages and interests. Throughout the book you’ll find useful observations and guidance about how to make the all-important collection connection. Feedback from actual program participants, sample surveys, promotional pieces, and photographs are included. This thorough package of guidance, ideas, recommended resources, and tools will help ensure success with young adults.