Igniting the Spark
Library Programs That Inspire High School Patrons
by Roger Leslie, Patricia Potter Wilson
October 2001, 172pp, 7x10
1 volume, Libraries Unlimited

Paperback: 978-1-56308-797-4
$42, Paperback: £32/35€/A60
eBook Available: 978-0-313-00969-3
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This latest collaboration in the Library Programs that Inspire series explores library media center events that target the high school age audience. Detailing particular methods to inspire high school students to appreciate and use the library media center, this guide provides compelling evidence of the potential for young adult programming as an effective teaching tool.

This practical guide provides everything you need to plan, execute, and evaluate events that will get the attention of even your least motivated high school students. Emphasizing the benefits of effective programs, the authors offer creative techniques to enhance the curriculum, improve school library media center use, broaden student interest, and inspire lifelong learning. Programming foundations and examples from across the nation, as well as practical advice and helpful resources, provide the necessary inspiration to help you team up with educators, parents, and student volunteers to create unique, effective, and memorable events that will motivate your teenagers to fully take advantage of all that the school library offers.

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