April 16, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
The gift of writing and sharing stories is valuable, but can be incredibly difficult. Olivia Smit share some advice to help the process along.
April 26, 2019 by Karen Jensen, MLS
While we wait for more great YA books that deal with nature and the environment, why not check out some of the adult books on the topic with crossover appeal?
April 10, 2019 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Make DIY pendant necklaces with teens using this simple tutorial.
October 27, 2016 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Today, as part of the Mental Health in YA Lit Discussion (#MHYALit), guest Deanna Cabinian is discussing the importance of talking about mental health in order to help erase the stigma. You can read all the #MHYALit posts here or click on the #MHYALit tag. Recently I had the pleasure of going to a book […]
August 16, 2016 by Amanda MacGregor
This time of the year means school is back in session, or nearly back in session, for many of us. It’s a good time for a reminder of how to support and respect LGBTQIA+ teens in classrooms and libraries, as well as be reminded of a few great resources. Obviously all of this goes for all […]
June 27, 2016 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Shark Week is my favorite weeks of the year. I’m a little bit obsessed with sharks. Not in a I would want to see one up close in personal in real life way, just in a they are totally cool like dinosaurs, aliens and robots way. I dive into Shark Week every year. See what […]
June 21, 2016 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Yesterday in celebration of The National Week of Making, we officially introduced our Teen MakerSpace at The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County (OH) to our community by hosting an open house. Our Teen MakerSpace is normally only open to teens ages 12 through 18, but we wanted to let the public know […]
May 22, 2016 by Amanda MacGregor
I’m down to the last few days at the library. In a few weeks, we move 90 miles away to just outside of St. Paul. I’ve been ready to move for a long time. A looooong time. But as ready as I am to go, I’m not ready—not even a little bit—to leave behind my […]
March 17, 2016 by Amanda MacGregor
For the past nearly four years, I’ve run a monthly YA book club at the library. My crew has remained fairly strong over the years and is a very diverse mix of teens. Generally, we talk about whatever it is we’ve been reading. It’s very casual and there’s always lively discussion. To see some of […]
by Steven Engelfried
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Karen Jensen, MLS
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Grace Enriquez
by Colby Sharp
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