Self Directed Programming: Book Fight!
Self Directed (or Passive) programming can be anything you want it to be. They can be as intimate as filling up a jar full of Legos or Skittles and having patrons guess the number in the jar, or printing out a variety of cubee creatures and setting out tape and kid scissors for an hour, then counting how many are left at the end.
Or, you could create your first ever Book Fight/Battle/Challenge/Madness…..
Plenty of people have done this, but I’ve never attempted this at any of my libraries before. Part of it is due to the intimidation factor- you think, OMG, this is a HUGE undertaking, what if the books I pair are ridiculous, what if no one gets it, what if it fails??!?!?!?!?!?!?!
- Vampire Academy Series vs House of Night series
- Boy Nobody vs I Am Number 4
- Matched Series vs The Selection Series
- Iron Fey Series vs Wicked Lovely Series
- Chronicles of Nick series vs Mortal Instruments series
- Throne of Glass series vs Prophecy series
- Hunger Games series vs Divergent series
- Legend series vs Testing series
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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