Tagged with youth

Public Library Satellite Branches in Schools

I recently wrote a research paper that addressed this topic, but I wanted to write something a little shorter that highlights what other libraries have done. When I was growing up, my middle school and high school were right across the street from each other, which made a lot of things handy, including easy access to … Continue reading

Pinterest Boards for Libraries

It seems as if social media is quickly taking over our lives. MySpace to Facebook to Twitter, and beyond. It’s often difficult to remember which sites you’re using and which ones are even useful. One of the fairly new social media sites is Pinterest, for which I signed up for an account about a year … Continue reading

Book Review: The Pox Party

The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson My rating: 5 of 5 stars If I could give this book more stars, I would. The writing is a little heavier and more complex than your average YA book, but it’s worth it. You truly feel like you get to know this boy and share his disbeliefs as … Continue reading

Using iPads in Early Literacy

Thanks to Apple’s habit of making their products well-recognized, I don’t think I have to explain what an iPad is, but for the purposes of this blog post, it is a computer that is the size and shape of a tablet and its screen is controlled by touch and gently moving the tablet itself. In … Continue reading

Joel Stein and YA Lit

First off, I apologize for letting this lag for a bit! I just finished an absolute killer semester, but I have a couple weeks off and a fairly relaxing summer semester ahead of me (as relaxing as grad school allows, right?). A colleague of mine recently shared this blog post from Teen Librarian’s Toolbox, which … Continue reading

PLA 2012

So I just came back from PLA 2012 in Philadelphia, and it was AMAZING! Granted, it was my first library conference, but I was in love. Yes, it was exhausting to have information constantly being thrown at me, but it was also so exciting to hear about what different libraries around the country are doing. … Continue reading