Posts tagged "Young Adults"
The Literacy Smackdown: a new project from Matt Finch

The Literacy Smackdown: a new project from Matt Finch

You might remember our friend Dr. Matt Finch, of library zombie apocalypse fame. Today we’re highlighting another program that he developed for the Parkes Shire Library in Australia. I love the flexibility of this program as far as ages go – getting both school-age kids and older students involved sounds like a blast! The original...
Science Meets Crafts Program Kit: Faux Neon Sign

Science Meets Crafts Program Kit: Faux Neon Sign

We’re delighted to partner with Heidi Gustad of Hands Occupied to bring you a series of kits to bring a little DIY to the library! Read on to learn more about this STEAM-friendly activity and download the Kit to use in your library. Don’t forget to check out all of Heidi’s posts for us HERE. Cheers!...
Maker Jawn at Free Library of Philadelphia: Connected Messages

Maker Jawn at Free Library of Philadelphia: Connected Messages

Today’s feature is the first post in a new series that comes to us – and you – from the Free Library of Philadelphia. The series is called: Maker Jawn*: Increasing Access to Creative Computing in Philly *The term “jawn” is a context-dependent substitute noun that originated in the Philly hip hop scene. Jawn is...
Science Meets Crafts Program Kit: Permanent Marker-Dyed T-shirts

Science Meets Crafts Program Kit: Permanent Marker-Dyed T-shirts

We’re delighted to partner with Heidi Gustad of Hands Occupied to bring you a series of kits to bring a little DIY to the library! Read on to learn more about this STEAM-friendly activity and download the Kit to use in your library. Don’t forget to check out all of Heidi’s posts for us HERE....
Loading the Cannons | Creative Warm-ups

Loading the Cannons | Creative Warm-ups

We are pleased to introduce a new series by guest writer Heather Dickerson! You may remember Heather, who’s the Teen Services Librarian at Helena, MT’s Lewis & Clark Library, from the inspiring post she wrote about the writing camp for young adults that the library and a local YMCA joined forces to facilitate this summer....
Book Dominoes at New Lynn War Memorial Library

Book Dominoes at New Lynn War Memorial Library

Today we feature a super-cool, super-fun young adult program sent to us by Rachel Widerstrom, a librarian at the Auckland (NZ) Libraries’ New Lynn War Memorial Library branch. The Book Domino program was inspired by a challenge put to New Zealand librarians by education/programming consultant Matt Finch (you remember him, from the fantastic Zombies in...
Science Meets Crafts Program Kit: Rainbow Illusion Yo-yos

Science Meets Crafts Program Kit: Rainbow Illusion Yo-yos

We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Heidi Gustad of Hands Occupied! Heidi is not only a librarian, but an experienced DIY maven to boot, and this post is the first in a series of DIY kits she’s creating for us at the Library as Incubator Project. Read on to learn more about this STEAM-friendly...
Featuring: Anna Staniszewski

Featuring: Anna Staniszewski

 In June, we featured the Children’s Writer in Residence Fellowship, which is run by the Associates of Boston Public Library– each year the Associates award an up-and-coming children’s author $20,000 and an office in the library to help him or her complete a book. We’re excited to share the other half of that incredible relationship on...
Out of the Library: Teen Writers Sleepaway Camp

Out of the Library: Teen Writers Sleepaway Camp

Frequently with this project I get downright envious of the children, young adults, and adults that get to participate in certain library programs. The project highlighted here is one of those. When Heather Dickerson, a staff member at the Lewis and Clark Library in Helena, Montana, wrote to us about her awesome sleepaway writing camp...
Featuring: Amber Polo

Featuring: Amber Polo

Today we’re featuring writer and librarian Amber Polo, who draws from her library career to create a fascinating magical world for her young adult book series. Library workers and library lovers will definitely find loads of familiar references in Amber’s “Shapeshifters’” library. ~ Laura Please tell us a bit about yourself (who you are, where you’re...
Featuring: Hollis Shore

Featuring: Hollis Shore

In June, we featured the Children’s Writer in Residence Fellowship, which is run by the Associates of Boston Public Library– each year the Associates award an up-and-coming children’s author $20,000 and an office in the library to help him or her complete a book. We’re excited to share the other half of that incredible relationship on...
Featuring: Hannah Barnaby

Featuring: Hannah Barnaby

Recently, we featured the Children’s Writer in Residence Fellowship, which is run by the Associates of Boston Public Library– each year the Associates award an up-and-coming children’s author $20,000 and an office in the library to help him or her complete a book. We’re excited to share the other half of that incredible relationship on...