A Super Challenge for Super Teen Librarians on Superbowl Sunday
You are a super teen librarian: Super passionate! Super motivated! Super dedicated! And a super reader! So let your teens know.
Send in a pic of yourself reading your favorite book in your teen space for a special Super Teen Librarians poster for The 2012 Project. Bonus points if you wear a super hero outfit.
As with the regular project pics, no names or locations will be used – but your teens will recognize you and your space. You can share on Twitter (@tlt16, #the2012project), the TLT Facebook wall, or e-mail me your pic at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s show teens that their teen librarians care!
I will be collecting pics of Super Teen Librarians through the month of February and you will be entered to win a $20.00 Amazon gift card. In March I will put together our Super Teen Librarians poster.
But wait, there’s more . . .
In April, the school or public library that submits the MOST 2012 Project pics will win an awesome book club kit of the debut novel The Downside of Being Charlie by Jenny Torres Sanchez. This book club kit will include 20 copies of the book, a Skype author visit, and some swag. The Downside of Being Charlie is the debut work of Jenny Torres Sanchez and is contemporary fiction that deals with parents with mental health issues, abandonment, suicide, boys with eating disorders, and how one young man uses photography to help learn how to ask for help. Think Chris Crutcher, that is who this novel brought to mind – and I’m a big Crutcher fan. I will be telling you more about this novel and author soon so keep watching here for updates.
In October, we are are having a special zombie themed The 2012 Project contest. I know many of you do zombie themed programs, so take pics of your teen zombies reading and enter them to win a signed copy of the Rot & Ruin series by Jonathan Maberry.
Other contests may be announced throughout the year.
TLT would like to give a very special thanks to authors Jenny Torres Sanchez and Jonathan Maberry for their support of teens and teen librarians everywhere, and The 2012 Project.
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About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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