Last week we concluded our six week Sphero Camp! This camp was targeted specifically for middle and high schoolers. Attendance was consistently in the mid to high teens! Each week the students learned a new skill and were faced with a new challenge that they had to adapt to and work together to complete. The following is a quick summary of each specific week!
Week 1 consisted of a basic introduction to the spheros and the app that's used to control them. This…Continue
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The 2017 Teens' Top Ten Nominations were announced today! Check out this video of the announcements featuring the stars of the upcoming film, Everything, Everything!
Encourage teens to read the titles over the summer and vote for their favorites in August!
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Now through December 31, 2016, teens aged 12-18 can nominate their favorite titles to be considered as a 2017 Teens’ Top Ten nominee via the …Continue
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The applications for the 2017 Summer Learning Resources and Teen Summer Intern grants are open. Twenty of each grant, worth $1,000 each are available and generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Apply by Jan. 1, 2017. Eligibility requirements apply. Apply here.
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Voting for the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten is now open! Encourage teens to vote for up to three of their favorite titles now through Oct. 15. The “top ten” titles will be announced the week after Teen Read Week™, which takes place Oct. 9-15. Libraries are also encouraged to share the …Continue
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Check out these new, free and great resources on summer learning from the Urban Libraries Council! Even though they were developed by the ULC, they are also useful for suburban, rural and tribal libraries. Check them out:Continue
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We are sure most of you are already aware, National Summer Learning Day is right around the corner. on July 14th, 2016.
You can learn more about it at http://www.summerlearning.org/?page=summer_learning_day.
Share any plans you have to celebrate National Summer Learning Day with us!
Please feel free to find and share your ideas on our site’s forum.…Continue
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We are having a busy summer just as every other library with a Summer Library Program. Our teen interns spent a morning in orientation with the Tracey DeShazo, Youth Service Librarian, Tara Schooler, the 2016 Farmers Market Coordinator and Cathy Newland, the Library Director.
They have since been helping Tracey with programs for families, teens and elementary school age children. In addition, they are helping Tara with the Tuesday evening Farmers Market.…Continue
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YALSA has released a short video of our nominee’s for the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten.
Incorporating the top titles into your Summer Learning programs can help bring teens into your library.
Also, we have created a YouTube page of TTT nominee book trailers. Share these book trailers with your teen readers to get them interested in finding the perfect books…Continue
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YALSA has announced its list of 2016 Top Ten Summer Learning Programs from its Teen Programming HQ contest.
The top ten are:
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Find resources to help you plan a great event at https://www.whitehouse.gov/nation-of-makers
Also, consider doing any of the following activities:
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This week YALSA published "Adopting a Summer Learning Approach for Increased Impact: a YALSA Position Paper." This free resource provides a vision for summer learning programs in the 21st century, and can be shared with library co-workers, supervisors, trustees, partners, funders and more. The paper also includes a list of recommended resources that libraries can…Continue
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The 2016 Teens' Top Ten nominees have officially been announced!
This year’s list of nominees features 26 titles that were published between Jan. 1, 2015 and Dec. 31, 2015.
A full list of the nominees with annotations can be found at…Continue
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Registration for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2016 Young Adult Services Symposium, which takes place November 4-6 in Pittsburgh, PA, is now open. Individuals can register for the symposium with early bird rates now through September 15, 2016.
Learn more at…Continue
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The Teen Programming HQ is looking for YOUR summer learning programs. We want your ideas that expand the concept of summer reading into a bigger focus on summer learning. Are you doing programs on STEM/STEAM, digital literacy, college & career readiness, service learning, or something else beyond reading? What programs are you offering that are aimed at underserved populations?
To enter, submit an…Continue
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Youth who suffer the most from summer slide are often the 22% of students who speak a language other than English at home. Check out these free ready to use lessons and resources from TESOL that you can adapt for your summer learning program to help ensure that teens who are English Language Learners (ELLs) don't lose critical skills over the summer.
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Looking for new ways to engage and empower youth over the summer? Why not consider building service-learning projects into your summer learning program? Find and share free resources to help you achieve this on YALSA's wiki.
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Use this new, free tool from the Wallace Foundation to determine how much your summer learning program costs to fund
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