Cooking Up Library Programs Teens and 'Tweens Will Love
Recipes for Success
Laid out in an easy-to-use, cookbook-style format, this guide is brimming with fresh program ideas, offering step-by-step instructions for creating real-world activities that encourage lifelong learning while sparking smiles and laughter.
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Engage teens and 'tweens with library programs that nurture developmental and social needs—and keep young patrons entertained.
Want to get students tuned in, learning, and having fun? Covering programs ranging from DIY Modern Crafts to CSI Science, these simple plans will give you all the knowledge you need to create complete programs for 'tweens and teens—activities that students will find engaging and entertaining.
For each activity, the author identifies aspects that link to STEAM learning objectives. The educational ties help students learn about new topics while fostering the development of important life skills. While the plans are geared towards public librarians, they can easily be adapted to the school or home environment so parents, teachers, and anyone else who works with teens and 'tweens can create and implement these fun and unique programs.
- Includes complete plans for more than a dozen educational and entertaining programs
- Makes connections to STEAM and maker programming
- Provides library programming guidance from the perspective of a library play specialist with nearly a decade's experience
- Series Description
Libraries Unlimited Professional Guides for Young Adult Librarians Series
This series meets the needs of Young Adult librarians, whether they are new to YA librarianship or experienced. Authored by professional librarians, each book looks at cutting-edge issues, explains its core philosophy clearly, and offers practical advice and hands-on activities for any size library where time and money are short.
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- Table of Contents
Foreword by Justin Hoenke
Chapter 1: Antiprogramming
Chapter 2: Rainbow Looms for All
Chapter 3: Disgusting Science
Chapter 4: DIY Modern Crafts
Chapter 5: The 3 Ds of 3D Printing
Chapter 6: 'Tweens Only Lego Club
Chapter 7: Star Wars Cooking Club
Chapter 8: CSI Science
Chapter 9: A New Take on Teen Advisory
Chapter 10: Movie Events
Chapter 11: Teen Opportunities Fair
Chapter 12: Sewing Machine Camp
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