Our November meeting will be at the YA Regional Meetup
Summer Reading: What We Do/Why We Do It – Making the Connection
Wallingford Public Library
200 N Main St,
Wallingford, CT 06492
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See you there,
Check out the Apps store. I really like how they’re divided up into categorizes. (must be the librarian in me). Wendy shared this site: Apps that normally cost $ for FREE. I tried to share a variety of apps. Some would be for teen entertainment, some could be used for programs at the library, and some could be productive. Most of the Apps are free, unless otherwise noted. Some of the apps are for iphones, but can be used with ipads too.
Forever Drive: racing game
Glass Tower 3: Game that looks like Tetris – .$99
MASH: just what you think – $.99
Fruit Ninja: $.99
You Don’t Know Jack: Trivia
Teen Truth or Dare
Free Flow: puzzle game
Mad Libs: App free but you need to purchase the book
Instagram : photos (just saw this via twitter this morning from Teen Librarian Toolbox – take your photos and create a bookmark)
Ringtone Maker: make any MP3 file your ringtone
Yalsa BookFinder: awards and booklists
Relax Waterfall: calming music
Songkick Concerts: keeps track of your favorite bans and their concerts
Could be used in Programs:
Manga Camera: Take a picture and change it into manga style
Instyle Hairstyle: use photos of yourself to test out hair styles of celebrities – could be used for an event before prom/homecoming
Prezi – same as on computer – use it to make presentations
Dropbox – same as on computer – save and retrieve your files from anywhere
iTranslate: translate into various languages instantly.
ibrainstorm: a cork board to “pin” sticky notes and create drawings
Learnist: remixing social media in a collaborative way
World Book: This day in history – list of historical events
Haiku Deck: use to create presentations
Mark Your Calendar for the Next Meeting:
Date: January 11th – 10 AM at the Willimantic Service Center
Topic: New Fiction (please bring titles to share) and Linda will be talking about online summer reading software
We received 100 surveys. We asked 6 questions, which we all mandatory.
The duplication reasoning:
Yes: Popular series (varies between yes, sometimes, and occasionally)
No: Budget constraints
Donations: additional copies added if donated
The placement of the items:
Target Audience / Age of the Character
Common Sense Media
Author / Popularity
The sector/cataloger/purchaser determines
Popular Books include:
Rick Riordan, Eragon, Wimpy Kid, Ranger’s Apprentice, Maximum Ride, Happy Potter, The Mother/Daughter Book Club series, Hunger Games, Ally Carter, Clique series, Princess Diaries, Alex Rider, Lisa Greenwald, 39 Clues, Dear Dumb Diary,Tim Green, Mike Lupica, Sisters’ Grimm, Baby Mouse, Allie Finkle, and Candy Apple
Thanks to everyone who answered the survey!
Are you part of the READERGIRLZ society? Each year on Support Teen Lit day, they organize authors, publishers, librarians, and other book lovers to drop a teen book in public locations for teens to find. It’s really cool! I love the idea. For the past few years, I drop books all over the teen section – usually fun ARCs.
On a side note, check out this video teens made in support of Otis Library
We also were chatting about webinars at the last meeting. Here’s one that just came to my attention.
The Email: ***********
So we wanted to tell you about our next preview.
Our Fall 2011 Librarian Preview will be be available on May 19, 2011.
The big difference this time is that no advance registration is required. Instead, we will simply email you on May 19, and all you’ll have to do is “click and watch.”
If you can’t watch it right then, no worries, it will be archived and available any time for your convenience. We’ll email you again on May 19 when the preview is available! In the mean time, if you have any questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
With best regards,
The Scholastic Trade Book Group
I received this email because I’ve watched other previews.
~ Jennifer R.
Here’s a cool blog (and no, I’m not just saying that because I’m featured on it) dedicated to promoting librarians and their efforts. It’s run by Readergirlz founder and YA Author Janet Lee Carey. Check it out and learn about awesome librarians. Also sign up to ROAR about yourself!