YA SMACKDOWN June 2017 Round-up

Welcome to our YA Smackdown Round-Up! For those of you who haven’t heard about it, YA Smackdown is an informal, guerrilla-style idea-sharing activity for teen library service professionals. It’s always fun and there’s something to learn for everyone.

You can join in on a Smackdown at various professional events, start your own with our handy downloadable kit, or join in on a TSU-hosted challenge on social media every Wednesday! (Find us on FacebookTwitter, and Tumblr.)

After each month, we’ll post a collection of some of the more noteworthy responses. We hope you’ll all join in every week!


Most Sought After SRP Prize by Your Teens So Far?

A Lego Mindstorms EV3 starter kit purchased with grant funds, a “Swag Bag” with fidget spinners and a donated limo ride to get ice cream, and (as always) a $40 Barnes and Noble gift card! – Rachel M.

Polaroid Snap Touch Instant/Digital Camera. – Donna B.

The prize for us is getting to hang out with me all summer  Haha! Our system did away with grand prizes this summer and we aren’t really feeling an impact on program or circ numbers. In fact, we were able to put more money into free books for the kids/teens that inquired about summer reading and it also left more money for programming supplies. So, win for us!- Amy M.


Favorite 2017 LGBTQAI+ book/GN?

Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is SO good. It is everything I never knew I needed. – Kevin K.

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee. – Jenny Z.

It’s fluffy but Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde! – Kathleen H.