50+ Programs for Tweens, Teens, Adults, and Families: 12 Months of Ideas

This title will be available Fall 2019. You may place an order and the item will be shipped when it becomes available.

Find on LibraryThing.Find on WorldCat.
$54.99
ALA Member: 
$ 49.49
Item Number: 
978-0-8389-1945-3
Published: 
2019
Publisher: 
ALA Editions
Pages: 
208
Width: 
8 12"
Height: 
11"
Format: 
Softcover
AP Categories: 
A, C
  • Description
  • About the Authors

Public library programmers, marketers, and staff across the country have relied on their previous books for fun and engaging offerings that draw patrons in and keep them excited about visiting the library again and again. Now this team of best-selling authors is back with an all-new calendar of ready-to-go programs guaranteed to provide fun all year round. They also offer a series of themed programs specially designed for clubs, with pointers on hosting meetings of clubs and activities that compliment these gatherings. Best of all, their ideas are easily adaptable for a variety of participants, including tweens, teens, millennials, older adults, and families. Complete with planning lists, budgeting guidance, and marketing advice, this book includes

  • delightful programs such as Rememberlutions, Prom Formalwear Giveaway, Cooking with a Waffle Iron, Life Hacks for Living On Your Own, Preschool for Adults, Upcycled Friendsgiving, and many others;
  • club ideas like Parenting Teens, STEAM Club, 5K Club, Crafterwork, and Service Club;
  • suggestions of variations for different age groups; and
  • tips on building interest in the topic prior to the event using trivia and other free games.

Packed with an assortment of flexible ideas for youth, adults, and family engagement, this book’s programs will help cultivate enthusiasm for public libraries every month of the year.

Amy J. Alessio

Amy Alessio is an award winning librarian with a black belt in karate. Her latest co-authored reference title is 50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editons, 2017). She has conducted several webinars for the American Library Association on programming. She reviews mysteries and romances for Booklist and has authored and edited several other works of fiction and nonfiction. She is a former board member for YALSA. She foists her passion for vintage food trends and retro crafts at local and national workshops and on her blog. She has over 1000 vintage cookbooks and still owns her 80’s Strawberry Shortcake dolls. Learn more at http://www.amyalessio.com.

Katie LaMantia

Katie LaMantia is a collection development librarian at Baker and Taylor. She previously worked as a teen librarian at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, Illinois and is a former Teen Advisory Board member turned librarian. She is the co-author of the books Pop Culture-Inspired Programs for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2018), 50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2017) and A Year of Programs for Millennials and More (ALA Editions, 2015). She has a personal and professional appreciation and interest in pop culture and has presented at multiple state and national library conferences about libraries, teens, and 20s and 30s programming. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, reading, writing, and extreme adventure activities.

Emily Vinci

Emily Vinci is the fiction manager at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, Illinois. Her professional interests are promoting the acquisition and appreciation of comics and graphic novels in libraries as well as creating programming that targets patrons in their 20s and 30s. She presents frequently about pop culture and niche library programming and coauthored the books A Year of Programs for Millennials and More (ALA Editions, 2015), 50+ Fandom Programs (ALA Editions, 2017), and Pop Culture-Inspired Programs for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2018). A lifelong lover of all things pop culture and an avid collector, currently has more than two hundred copies of the Jurassic Park films on VHS and is always looking for more.

Also of Interest: 
Image for 50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults
50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults
Image for Pop Culture-Inspired Programs for Tweens, Teens, and Adults
Pop Culture-Inspired Programs for Tweens, Teens, and Adults
Image for Summer Matters: Making All Learning Count
Summer Matters: Making All Learning Count
Image for LGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens: Providing a Window for All—eEditions e-book
LGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens: Providing a Window for All—eEditions e-book
Image for LGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens: Providing a Window for All—print/e-book Bundle
LGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens: Providing a Window for All—print/e-book Bundle
Image for LGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens: Providing a Window for All
LGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens: Providing a Window for All
Image for Transforming Summer Programs at Your Library: Outreach and Outcomes in Action
Transforming Summer Programs at Your Library: Outreach and Outcomes in Action
Image for Muslims in Story: Expanding Multicultural Understanding through Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Muslims in Story: Expanding Multicultural Understanding through Children’s and Young Adult Literature