Library Youth Outreach: 26 Ways to Connect with Children, Young Adults and Their Families

Library Youth Outreach: 26 Ways to Connect with Children, Young Adults and Their Families


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ISBN-13: 9780786473458
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 01/07/2014
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 12.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kerol Harrod, Denton, Texas, is the creator, writer and co-producer for the award-winning children’s television show Library Larry’s Big Day. He has served in several departments in the Denton Public Library. Carol Smallwood, a recipient of multiple Pushcart nominations, is the author of journal articles as well as editor of numerous books including one in Poets & Writers Magazine List of Best Books for Writers. A Michigan resident, her experience includes school, public and special libraries.

Table of Contents

Foreword Lesley S.J. Farmer 1

Preface Kerol Harrod Carol Smallwood 3

Part 1 Community Outreach

Creative Community Connections Gloria Adams 5

Hospital Storytelling Outreach André R. Powe 12

Rooted in the Community: Small and Rural Library Outreach Michelle A. McIntyre Melanie L. Ramsey 18

Youth Contests as Outreach Natalie Houston 26

Annual Programs for Youth and Community Ann McDuffie 34

Part 2 Library Partnerships

Team Outreach: Librarians Pairing Up Shawn D. Walsh Melanie A. Lyttle 41

It Takes a Village: A Public and a School Library Collaborate Annie Miller 47

Part 3 Reaching Patrons and Building Bridges

Reaching Kids Who Are Experiencing Homelessness Vikki C. Terrile 54

Booktalking for Incarcerated Teens: Scalable, Sustainable Success from the Hennepin County Home School Sara Zettervall Amy Mars 63

Youth Focus Groups: Finding Out What Patrons Really Want Brittany Nethers 71

Outreach to Spanish-Speaking Families Sarah Kaufman 77

Reaching Out to LGBTQ Youth Jamie Campbell Naidoo 84

Early Literacy Outreach for Teen Parents Corinne Sanchez Xelena González 92

Part 4 Technology

Using (Free) Technology to Reach Out…and Bring In! Amanda Nichols Hess 102

Creating and Running a Digital Bookmaking Fair for School or Public Libraries Stacy Creel 109

Part 5 Preschool and Elementary Outreach

Preschool Outreach: Small Public Library Programs Rebecca D. Richardson 116

Taking Your Show on the Road: STEM and Early Literacy Storytime Outreach Josie B. Hanneman 122

After-School Storytimes: Activities for Elementary School Outreach Krissy Wick 129

Traveling Summer Reading Show Carol H. Waxman Susan M. Hansen 135

Overnight at the Library Tami Morehart 142

Art Outreach: A Library Success Story Mary Lou Carolan 149

Part 6 Middle School and Teen Outreach

Promoting the Library and Summer Reading Program: Grabbing the Attention of Middle School Students Stefanie Blankenship 155

Contests and After-School Activities for Middle School Leigh A. Woznick 161

Turntables and Tater Tots: Lunchroom Outreach That Works Leah Durand Abigail Harwood Joseph Wilk 169

Outreach Outcome: I'm Going to the Library After School! Joanna Nelson Kaitlin Hoke 178

Teen Volunteers and Children's Programs: Two-for-One Programming Sharon Colvin 187

About the Contributors 195

Index 199

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