Who YA? Why YA? How YA?

March 17, 2009 at 12:56 pm Leave a comment

Thanks to the Southeast Regional Library System in OH for hosting my workshop on teens in the library! If you attended, please take a moment to complete this EVALUATION.


Part of the session included information about henna, a demo, and henna slinging for anyone who wanted it! Thanks to Penni for providing the henna portion of the program.


(mine is the 2nd from the bottom, to the left, with a silver ring — flowers going from my wrist to finger on my right hand),




Carousel Brainstorming

Book Program: movie release party for a book based film to include trivia – jeopardy and book to movie discussion


  • highlight print & av collection
  • build on assets: critical thinking, community, relationships


  • email to schools/organizations
  • posters & displays in teen area
  • website
  • local businesses donate food
  • newspapers
  • screen scroll on PCs
  • screen savers with program info


  • short questionnaire (book or movie? why?)
  • did you enjoy program?
  • like to see something similar?

Tech Program: Cell phone scavenger hunt (locate obscure items in the library – page from a book, picture of founder). Prizes optional.


  • connect with adults other than parents
  • team building
  • reference
  • familiaze with library


  • email or text teens
  • inform teachers
  • school tv
  • parterships w/ schools, libraries


  • online survey

Volunteer Program: Teens teaching adults to use the Wii to meet social, tech, entertainment needs


  • serve diverse age groups
  • get people involved
  • community activity for teens
  • provide basic tech skills for adults
  • break down communicational perception barriers between generations


  • senior centers
  • schools
  • clubs
  • community centers
  • physical rehab centers
  • videogame stores
  • online
  • facebook
  • library website
  • myspace
  • blog


  • written survey for seniors
  • post-event discussion w/ teens
  • anecdotal info
  • SERLS paid survey monkey account

Contest: Books into Art – select a book title & create a piece of original art inspired by the title (any medium)


  • encourage creativity
  • make book connections
  • give recognition for teen talent


  • partner with local related businesses & professionals
  • invite local artists to judge
  • ask local artists or art instructors to host awards or workshop
  • ask local businesses to donate prizes


  • record number of participants
  • amount of pieces created
  • attendance at award ceremony
  • survey for contestants
  • record community support & involvement time
  • cost of contest

Entry filed under: presentations.

Teen 2.0: Serving Teens in the New Millennium Web 2.0, Cuyahoga County

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