Place: Willimantic Library Service Center
Date: February 9th
Time: 10 am
program ideas, prizes (or prize alternatives), great books, and good movies to show.
From the ALA site:
Jessica Moyer and Michael Cox included in the following tips in a presentation
- Stock popular materials and replace them when they wear out or walk out
- Have nonfiction, graphic novels, magazines and audiobooks in your YA collection
- Read nonfiction, graphic novels, manga, magazines and adult fiction, and listen to audiobooks of all types, even if it is only in “10 Minutes”
- Keep a journal to remember what you “read”
- Suggest nonfiction, graphic novels, manga, audiobooks, and adult fiction
- Be specific, not abstract when describing your suggestions
- Admit your likes and dislikes when asked – be honest with your teens!
- EVER make any kind of judging statement when talking to teen readers
- Suggest really old materials (as in I loved that when I was a teen)
- Push your favorite books
- Encourage teens to read “quality” books or “move them up” to better books
- Tell teens only books (or fiction) count as really “reading”
- Read only YA books
- Forget the Rules of Leisure Reading
What other tips would you suggest?
At the last meeting Linda Williams talked about her massive book list of starred reviews. Here they are:
Compilations of 2015 books which received 2 or more starred reviews (updated periodically)
- Picture Books (updated 8/11/2015)
- Juvenile Fiction (updated 12/7/2015)
- YA Fiction (updated 11/18/2015)
It seems that nonfiction books don’t circulate well in the teen areas. Perhaps using them more in displays or talking them up with teens might help circulation.
Some popular topics:
- Drawing Instruction
- Ripley’s Believe it or Not
- Secrets (similar to Post Secret)
Check out the Pinterest Board from the Capital Region YA Roundtable on Recommended Nonfiction.
Topics for Purchasing:
- More biographies of sports stars would be helpful – not the 48 or 64 pages you often find in the children’s room.
What’s popular in your library?
The next meeting will be on Friday at the WLSC at 10 am.
We’ll be taking about popular nonfiction – so bring some books and statistics to share.
See you there,