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 December:
Bryce at Bryce Don’t Play shares the why and how of planning an inclusive summer reading experience in SRP 2016: All Abilities Invited. Something to be mindful of in all of your programs and services.
For some low-key ways to foster a positive environment in the library, read Back to Blogging and Promoting Kindness by Valerie from Skipping through the Stacks.
A group of librarians share their book club tips at YALSA’s The Hub: Teen Book Clubs in Your Library.
Lauren McBride shares Six Things That Made my Patrick Ness Author Visit a Knockout Success at School Library Journal.
A few program ideas:
Sometimes programs just don’t work—Heather Booth at Teen Librarian Toolbox writes about Saying goodbye to a successful program.
Not sure where to begin with anime? Read Anime 101: A Primer for Librarians by Marissa Lieberman at School Library Journal for an intro.
Get inspired/be envious of these library teen rooms: New Teen Spaces from Coast to Coast by Ryann Uden at School Library Journal and Teen Spaces: Modifying an All-Too-Solid Room by Stephanie Reinhardt at a Congregation of Magpies.
Planning to do more outreach in the new year? Read How to Bolster Your Outreach Using the 3 Ps by Brooke Newberry and Liz Bowie at Demco’s Ideas and Inspiration blog.
What have you read this month that’s been insightful, inspirational, or just plain interesting? Share in the comments!