Thursday, December 20, 2018

Putting Teens First in Library Services : A Road Map

Book Review:

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Putting Teens First in Library Services: A Road Map
Edited by Linda W. Braun and Shannon Peterson
Do you wish you had a map to understanding how to bring teens into your library? Now you do!

This resource includes real-world examples of how libraries are re-envisioning teen services. The examples help librarians connect with teens through personal interests, keeping in mind that what works in one community may not work in another. It encourages supportive and flexible programming after school and on the weekends. The reader is reminded that they can be co-learners, instead of experts, and be willing to try programming that they have not already mastered. The book reminds the reader that teens are future community members who can potentially be stakeholders and advocates for the library.

Let’s guide teens in the direction of the library.