Youth Services FLASH (9/23/2015)

Just a FLASH of insights, ideas and news for you …

Self-Directed (or DIY) Programs

There is so much to be said for these programs! Library literature calls ’em many things (passive, unprogramming, stealth) but, in the end, they are programs that involve library patrons. are flexible in time frame, encourage use of library materials and services, all  without a lot to staff time and  without a lot of financial resources. lists CHECK IT OUT clubs (reading clubs) that are hosted during ‘slow’ times at their library. Have you hosted a winter reading club?
Teen Services Underground Secret Agent is asking, “What are some good, inexpensive passive programs for ‘tweens and teens? Have any ideas to share? Post to their blog AND be sure to share with us!

Teen Read Week plans?

A small library in Virginia outlines their modest plans for Teen Read Week.

Storytime Music: a Primer

Check out this basic list of great artists to include in your storytimes:

Storytime Mojo!?

Need to brush up your storytime juices? Tiny Tips for Library Fun lists some great blogs to follow!
All my best…
Lorie Brown
Youth Services/Interlibrary Loan