Links of the Month – June 2016

Links of the Month

Every month we’ll be rounding up some can’t miss online resources from the wide world of teen services and beyond. Here’s what we’ve been reading in June:

At Mrs. ReaderPants, Leigh Collazo shares ideas for Using Picture Books with Older Readers.

Don’t be afraid to make yourself heard. Julie Stivers write about Making Our Own Seat at Teen Librarian Toolbox.

Over at School Library Journal read Six Tips to Combat Tween Summer Slide by Christina Keasler.

The newest issue of YALSA’s Journal of Research on Libraries & Young Adults (JRLYA) is now published and available online with four new research articles.

Get inspired to make some design changes in your library. Karen Farzin and Cassandra Donahue share how their Students Renovated This Library at School Library Journal.

Learn how to build a strong program for teen parents at Ideas & Inspiration from Demco: Helping Teen Parents Teach Early Literacy Skills With The Very Ready Reading Program.

Start a Knitting Club for Tweens with this how-to guide from the ALSC Blog and the School-Age Programs and Services Committee.

Dig into coding programs with Tag Team Tech: Wrestling Teen and Technology by Kelly Czarnecki in the June 2016 VOYA.

At the YALSAblog, Deborah Takahashi shares some resources and tips for working with teens with mental illness: The Calm Before the Storm: How Teens and Libraries Can Fight Mental Illness.

Consider starting an e-newsletter to reach teachers in your community. Jennifer Kelly Geddes at School Library Journal has some practical tips in Trend Alert: Teacher E-Newsletters from Public Libraries.

Learn how to make a life-size Hungry Hungry Hippos from Kathleen Crouse, Teen Librarian, Monticello-Union Township Public Library at the Programming Librarian.

What have you read this month that’s been insightful, inspirational, or just plain interesting? Share in the comments!

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