Yesterday I sent my director an email with the subject line “potential mini golf & Bonsai conflict”
This is how you know you are librarianing right.
Has your library done one? Have you attended one?
We’re targeting the tween set (and teens, but I don’t know how many of them we can reasonably get). We’re thinking cookie decorating (the TAB’s suggestion) and games of some sort.
Let’s brainstorm together, tumblarians.
For those of you Tumbl’ing for your own libraries, or those linked with their own libraries, do you have a social media code you have to follow? If so, what is the policy?
Good question and I’m curious too…
We don’t. But we are a six person staff and I’m the only one who understands Facebook, or so I suspect.
Has anyone done standing or stool-height computer workstations for their teen rooms? I was talking with our TAB and envisioning a shallow, high table (almost a shelf) against one wall, with stools or cafe chairs pulled up against it. And we wouldn’t want it divided into carrels because the teens might cluster around a computer to collaborate.
Any ideas or resources?
Something a little like the image below (from Gaylord), but with a flat, rectangular, long table.
Have you ever had teens do a volunteer project through the library for a local organization, especially for the holidays? I’ve seen one library have teens decorate sugar cookies for firefighters, and I’ve flirted with the idea of having teens make promo posters for pets up for adoption, but I’m looking for other ideas and advice!
Librarians, it’s time to “Bring Out Your #Holdshelf Pictures!” Read how to submit here.
Looks promising. If we weren’t zombiefesting tomorrow, I’d know how to spend my day as a #saturdaylibrarian.
A fifth grader gave me a rubber band ring. So yeah, I guess you could say my first attempt at information literacy instruction went pretty well.
(And now I know a lot about invertebrates.)
So, I’ve mentioned before that my director and I were granted a Serving Tweens & Teens grant from LSTA this summer, and so in the next couple of months, one of the things we get to do is start up gaming at the the library for young adults.
Tell me everything. Platform suggestions. Game suggestions. Best practices for running a gaming group or program.
Basically, I’m a solitaire kind of girl and panic and die in any game, so I know nothing. We’ll be asking teens for their input along the way, of course, but I want to know what other libraries have done.