[Michlib-l] Teen summer programs, reading & more from YALSA
Lancaster, Catherine (MDE)
LancasterC5 at michigan.gov
Wed May 11 17:20:17 EDT 2016
Rethinking Summer Programs
Read YALSA's latest position paper "Adopting a Summer Learning Approach for Increased Impact" for a rationale for why libraries need to rethink their traditional summer reading programming in order to better meet the serious needs and diverse interests of today's youth, especially underserved audiences. The paper also includes recommended strategies libraries can take transform their summer programming, as well as a list of selected resources. Access this free resource at: www.ala.org/yalsa/adopting-summer-learning-approach-increased-impact-yalsa-position-paper<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/adopting-summer-learning-approach-increased-impact-yalsa-position-paper>
A free downloadable/printable "Teens' Top Ten" sheet is available here<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/sites/ala.org.yalsa/files/content/2016%20TTT%20Nominees.pdf>. Libraries can encourage teens to read these titles from now throughout the summer, and then vote for their favorites online beginning in August. Don't forget, Teen Read Week<http://teenreadweek.ning.com/> is Oct 9-15, 2016, and resources are now available.
Registration & Travel Grant Open for YA Services Symposium
Now through June 1st, apply for up to $1,000 to attend the YA Services Symposium this Nov. 4 - 6 in Pittsburgh, PA. The overall theme is "empowering teens to increase your library's impact. Learn more and view the preliminary program at www.ala.org/yalsa/yasymposium<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/yasymposium> You can also apply for CE funds through the Library of Michigan here<http://www.michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan/0,2351,7-160-18668_63014-359559--,00.html>.
Youth Services Coordinator
Library of Michigan
LancasterC5 at michigan.gov<mailto:LancasterC5 at michigan.gov>
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