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Teen Programs with Punch


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Teen programs made easy, even when time or resources are in short supply.

Table of Contents

Foreword Introduction January Goth Gathering Veg-Out Get Reel February Intolerance Forum In Your Dreams Redo Your Room March Swap Meet March Madness The Experiment April The Real World Road Trip Share the Love May National Mental Health Month Grease at the Drive-In Catch a Title Wave June Green Teens In Focus From Print to Silver Sceen July Summer Under the Stars Library Fear Factor August Teens Teaching Teens Around the World in 80 Minutes September Find Your Future Battle of the Sexes LOL @ Your Library October>R One Book, One Voice Art Trip Day of the Dead November Living History HTML How-To Anti-Bullying Campaign December Take Stock Duct Tape Wallets Cyber-Safety Conclusion Appendixes Index

About the Author

Valerie A. Ott is the Manager of the Reference Department at Wadsworth Public Library where she was Teen Services Librarian for four years. She is on the Action Council of the Young Adult Services Division of the Ohio Library Council, and is a member of ALA as well as YALSA, for which she serves on the Communications Task Force. Ott has been editor for YALS, YALSA's quarterly journal and is a monthly reviewer for VOYA and Kirkus Reviews. She lives in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, with her husband, Eric.


"This resource for librarians contains programs for all seasons of the year that are specially designed to appeal to teenagers. Each program description includes complete instructions, as well as cost information and promotional ideas. A Collection Connection section lists fiction and nonfiction titles to supplement the programs. A former teen services librarian, Ott manages the reference department at Wadsworth Public Library in Ohio." - Reference & Research Book News
"The book is written in a highly personal style, allowing Ott to share her own experiences implementing these programs with teens, and she takes care to include the amount of money and preparation required for each program. In addition, Ott provides a booklist with each program to connect it to reading as well as a marketing plan. Many of her ideas are easily executed and require little money, but some more involved programs are included." - VOYA
"Believing that there is no such thing as a typical teenager, Ott has gathered together less-than-conventional program ideas arranged by month. She provides clear instructions, lists of supplemental materials, promotional ideas, reading lists, costs, and suggested grade levels for each one. For librarians with limited budgets, and who may be pressed for time, there are quick and easy ideas that cost little or no money. Where relevant, references to books and online sources are given. Many of the programs are designed to draw underserved populations, such as goths, GLBTQ teens, and vegetarians, into the library. Appendixes include supplemental materials such as charts and puzzles. This highly informative guide would make a great addition to any YA librarian's professional collection." - School Library Journal

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