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From the Publisher
"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
"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
"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."