Links Roundup

23 Jul

Below are a week’s YA and library-related links that offer everything from rhetoric to teen event ideas to free e-books. Enjoy!

Reviews and Booklists

Young Adult Appreciation Month: An Introduction (Booksmugglers)

Angels Aren’t the Only Alternative to Vampires (Read Blog Connect)

Events and Program Ideas

Library launch party ideas for the final installment in Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy (Youth Services Corner)

More ideas for Hunger Games-themed activities courtesy (Bethany Media Center)

@EarmstrongLib suggests helping teens and staff set up Livebinders (apparently it made a very popular YA activity and her library!)

image from Alex Reads Twilight

Alex Reads Twilight

Ideas for Engaging Young People

Teen Librarian Monthly (Teen Librarian)

Engaging teens in the public library [see the comments for ideas] (YALSA)


What Teens Really Want to Read (Got YA) (Scroll to the middle of the post read answers/ideas from teens!)

Thinking About Teenage Sex (Youth Libraries Group)

Why do YA novels for women feature airbrushed cover models? (Desert Book Chick)

Twilight: the franchise that ate feminism (Guardian)

Why the Next Big Pop Culture Wave After Cupcakes Might Be Libraries (NPR)

Neil Gaiman Says Closing Libraries Would Ce a Terrible Mistake (Telegraph)

Alex Reads Twilight (This link isn’t from the past week, but it’s so good I had to post it! Via @YA_Books)

Free Stuff

Free download of Daniel A. Rabuzzi’s The Choir Boats (Teen Librarian)


2 Responses to “Links Roundup”


  1. Great Library Programs for Teens: Groups and Clubs « YA Library UK - July 26, 2010

    […] Other options include running quizzes and games based on the book read (for example, last week I linked to some Hunger Games activities). If the group wants to read different books (especially if they have vastly disparate tastes), […]

  2. Outstanding One-Off Events for Teens « YA Library UK - July 29, 2010

    […] UK libraries have held Twilight proms in celebration of impending Twilight films. Recent ideas for events based around the launch of the final novel in the Hunger Games trilogy recently appeared in the links roundup. The two concluding Harry Potter films are yet to come, and […]

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