Reading Programs for Young Adults: Complete Plans for 50 Theme-Related Units for Public, Middle School and High School Libraries

Reading Programs for Young Adults Complete Plans for Theme Related Units for Public Middle School and High School Libraries School and public libraries often provide programs and activities for children in preschool through the sixth grade but there is little available to young adults For them libraries become a place fo

  • Title: Reading Programs for Young Adults: Complete Plans for 50 Theme-Related Units for Public, Middle School and High School Libraries
  • Author: Martha Seif Simpson
  • ISBN: 9780786403578
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Paperback
  • School and public libraries often provide programs and activities for children in preschool through the sixth grade, but there is little available to young adults For them, libraries become a place for work the place to research an assignment or find a book for a report but the thought of the library as a place for enjoyment is lost So how do librarians recapture the iSchool and public libraries often provide programs and activities for children in preschool through the sixth grade, but there is little available to young adults For them, libraries become a place for work the place to research an assignment or find a book for a report but the thought of the library as a place for enjoyment is lost So how do librarians recapture the interest of teenagers This just might be the answer Here you will find theme based units such as Cartoon Cavalcade, Log On at the Library, Go in Style, Cruising the Mall, Space Shots, Teens on TV, and 44 others that are designed for young adults Each includes a display idea, suggestions for local sponsorship of prizes, a program game to encourage participation, 10 theme related activities, curriculum tie in activities, sample questions for use in trivia games or scavenger hunts, ideas for activity sheets, a bibliography of related works, and a list of theme related films The units are highly flexible, allowing any public or school library to adapt them to their particular needs.

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    1. This was by far, one of the best "Teen Specialist" professional development books I've read yet. Part of the reason is that, even though the book was published in 1998, the book illustrates exactly what to do with these 50 themes (including displays, marketing, sponsorship for the programs, the programs that you can do within those 50 themes (including parties, games, screenings, writing, and food related), passive programs (though they aren't called that), and how they are relevant to education [...]

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