Links Round Up and Things to Come

6 Aug

In the next couple of weeks YA Library UK will feature posts about running teen competitions, sources of cultural information for young people, and booklists. We’ll even have a couple of guest bloggers (though their identities are currently a secret–they’ll swoop down suddenly like ultra-literate superheroes and add some excitement to the blog!).

In the meantime, take a look at a few interesting links from the last couple of weeks:

Books

“How would you like to see Edward duke it out against Hermione? Or Katniss and Katsa? Well, guess what? You can, in the first ever YA Fantasy Showdown” (PJ Hoover, via @PetaFreestone).

Speaking of which, Book Battle Royale is taking place this year in Canadian Libraries (Teen RC)!

News

Manga Censorship in Sweden (Sekventiellt.se via @mattlibrarian)

Canada has a new organisation called CLASY dedicated to teen/YA library services. Check out CLASY’s blog for inspiration and innovative from Canadian librarians!

Giveaways and Swag

Over here in the UK, your library’s teen reading group has the opportunity to win a flip-cam: Reading Groups Competition: Win a Flip-Cam Courtesy of Booktrust (Teen Librarian).

In the US, Phyllis Peter suggests signing up for internationally available free samples of digital books and materials (including vampire paper dolls!) offered by Dover Publications (via the YA-YAAC mailing list).

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One Response to “Links Round Up and Things to Come”

  1. Tatted Librarian August 9, 2010 at 19:19 #

    Hey,
    I would be more than happy to pass along my zombie book like to you guys, and I can get you in touch with someone who would be able to help you guys out for a zombie walk.

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