Get teens more involved in your library (and your library’s programming) by encouraging them to vote in the Teens’ Top Ten. Offered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), the contest encourages all teens (aged 12–18) to vote for their favorite books from the last year in an annual poll. Voting is open now through September 15.
This month, EDSITEment goes back to school; celebrates the Statue of Liberty; marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation; discusses “Bartleby, the Scrivener” (even if you would prefer not to); and looks back at August 1968.
Back-to-School Fall 2012
We’ve culled our most popular lessons in history, literature, art, and culture and foreign languages to jump start your class:
The Inside Out project inside the Santa Cruz Public Libraries Downtown Branch.
When TED Prize winner JR announced his wish to turn the world “Inside Out,” inviting people around the globe to share a photo portrait along with a statement about what they stand for, Santa Cruz (Calif.) Public Libraries stood up to participate.
Sheli Hay and Hillary Kativa leading teens in an exploration of Sendak’s background and artistic style at the Haverford Township Free Library.