Teen Programs With Punch

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Looking for some fresh program ideas for your teen patrons? Want to change those bored expressions on teen faces to eager smiles? This guide offers a stimulating selection of program ideas that will appeal to teens between the ages of 12 and 18 throughout the year! Recognizing that there is no such thing as a typical teenager, the programs represent a broad range of interests, from arts and crafts workshops to educational programs to purely recreational activities—from serious to serious fun. Programs for all ...

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Overview

Looking for some fresh program ideas for your teen patrons? Want to change those bored expressions on teen faces to eager smiles? This guide offers a stimulating selection of program ideas that will appeal to teens between the ages of 12 and 18 throughout the year! Recognizing that there is no such thing as a typical teenager, the programs represent a broad range of interests, from arts and crafts workshops to educational programs to purely recreational activities—from serious to serious fun. Programs for all seasons include Goth Gathering, Intolerance Forum, Night at the Oscars, Library Fear Factor, Find Your Future, and Cyber-Safety.

Everything you need to get started is here—from the nitty gritty details like supply lists and approximate costs to practical, step-by-step instructions. Collection connections and ideas for promotion enhance the guide. And there are also suggestions for those times when time is short and money is tight. A wonderful combination of inspiration and practicality, and of start-to-finish guidance for successful teen programming. Grades 6-12.

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Editorial Reviews

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."

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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."

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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."

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VOYA

School Library Journal

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.
—Michele CapozzellaCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Meet 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.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 January 1
Goth gathering 1
Veg out 6
Get reel 14
Ch. 2 February 20
Intolerance forum 20
In your dreams 26
Redo your room 34
Ch. 3 March 41
Swap meet 41
March madness 46
The experiment 51
Ch. 4 April 60
The real world 60
Road trip 71
Share the love 75
Ch. 5 May 82
National mental health month 82
Grease at the drive-in 88
Catch a title wave 91
Ch. 6 June 98
Green teens 99
In focus 105
From print to silver screen 112
Ch. 7 July 120
Summer under the stars 120
Library fear factor 126
Ch. 8 August 133
Teens teaching teens 133
Around the world in eighty minutes 138
Ch. 9 September 151
Find your future 152
A battle of the sexes 162
LOL @ your library 170
Ch. 10 October 178
One book, one voice 178
Art trip 183
Day of the Dead 189
Ch. 11 November 195
Living history 195
HTML how-to 200
Anti-bullying campaign 206
Ch. 12 December 212
Take stock 213
Duct tape wallets 217
Cyber-safety 220
App. A Dream journal entry pages 230
App. B Style quiz 234
App. C Musical tastes questionnaire 238
App. D Real world option sheets 240
App. E Scheduling spreadsheet 260
App. F Career word search 262
App. G Scavenger hunt clue sheets 266
App. H Investment buzzword quiz 269
App. I Branded! : quiz 276
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