Youth Services Roundup

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BEST BOOKS 2017

From Publishers Weekly: "From our reviews of some 1,900 children’s and young adult books published in 2017, here are Publishers Weekly’s selections for the top 50 books of the year: picture books, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and comics for readers of all ages and interests."

SUMMER READING 2018

The NCLS Summer Reading page has been updated with all new information for 2018, including instructions on how to access the online manual, video tutorials, and links to program ideas. Check it out!

TEEN BOOK GIVEAWAY PROGRAM

Katie Male-Riordan shares how she paired a book giveaway with a self-directed Scrabble program to engage teens in the library. From her blog: " This was a simple, easy program to set up and it got teens in the door and interested in what the library had to offer. I had teens stopping over almost every day to play, rummaging through a dictionary for a word that would give them the most points. The school’s library club even came over and I set up several stations so everyone could play a word on their visit..."

THANKSGIVING COLLECTION

From Youth Services Shout-Out: "With the spotlight on diversity and inclusion, November is a good time to take a look at your library's Thanksgiving collection. It may be time to select new materials that reflect Native American perspectives on Thanksgiving, evaluate and deselect materials that are outdated, biased, inaccurate or misrepresentative. As you create displays or hang posters, consider what you are showing and who might be seeing it."

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