I subscribe to some really great blogs and I just had share one of the posts that I received in my inbox today from Teen Services Underground. The post is about recommending books to our patrons/students that are relevant to the times. In short, while The Outsiders, Where the Red Fern Grows, and Hatchet are solid, YA classics, there… Continue reading So…Much…Yes!
The title of John Green’s forthcoming novel, of course! Turtles All the Way Down is scheduled for release in the U.S. on October 10 and you can bet your YA lovin’ heinie that I am counting down… http://itsalmo.st/#turtlesallthewaydown:embed Check out this website for more information on the book and where to get your probably signed (or unsigned) copy.… Continue reading What do reptiles, the problem of infinite regress, and young adult literature have in common?
This summer, in honor of building a better world, I decided to use my Teen Room’s 3D printer (purchased by our Library Friends group) to make an impact in the world by printing and assembling prosthetic hands for kids that need them. I got the idea for this program from a fellow librarian, Neenah Public… Continue reading Meaningful Making: e-NABLE Hand Challenge
The following review is about a book published in 2010, but I totally think it’s well worth another read. If you haven’t read it yet, you should. “Boys, let us get up a club. With those words, six restless young men raided the linens at a friend’s mansion, pulled pillowcases over their heads, hopped on… Continue reading Flashback Book Review: They Call Themselves the KKK by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
I am a Youth Services Librarian, specifically Teen Services. This is a career that I am proud of. I get to help people every day and that is worth something. I connect kids, tweens, and teens, but also their accompanying adults, parents, teachers, guardians, etc. with the materials they need to succeed in school, in… Continue reading What I do and how it relates to President Trump’s proposal to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services
We made portable speakers for Teen Tech Week and boy, are these things cool! Check it out: Wanna know how it’s made? Read on, my friends! Supplies: Empty altoids tin Old headphones/earbuds Discarded singing greeting card Drill Foam (like the kind that comes with a new TV) Felt Hot glue Matches/lighter (flame) Electrical tape Wire… Continue reading Super cool Altoids Speaker #ttw17
Publisher Description: “Set in Poland during the Second World War, Anna and the Swallow Man is a stunning, literary, and wholly original New York Times bestseller and Publishers Weekly best book of the year perfect for readers of The Book Thief and All the Light We Cannot See. Kraków, 1939. A million marching soldiers and… Continue reading Review: Anna and the Swallow Man