Check this out!

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Do you know about the NEW YALSA Programming site?

Check out the programs here – you can even filter out by categories or ask a question

~ Jennifer


February Meeting

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Place: Willimantic Library Service Center
Date: February 9th
Time: 10 am

Image from CSLP

Meeting Topic:
Summer Reading:
program ideas, prizes (or prize alternatives), great books, and good movies to show.

~ Jennifer

Teen Tech Week is Coming

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Teen Tech Week: Create It @ Your Library
When: March 6-12th
Planning: Event Ideas
Promotion: Logos and more

For more info see the YALSA ning

I have STEAM Pinterest board that might give you some more program ideas

~ Jennifer

Food Programs (aka our next meeting)

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Good Morning,
I just wanted to share our next ECYA meeting will be held on 2/14 (yes – Valentine’s day) at the WLSC at 10 am.

We want to make it fun, so we’re talking about food programs.

Please bring a sample from a food program you’ve successful had  – along with the recipe.

I have a Pinterest Board for some ideas that look easy and fun. I’m going to try the Thin Mint Puppy Chow in March.

See you then,


Zombie Survival Program (modeled after the Hunger Games Game)

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Last week, we talked about our Summer Reading Programs. I mentioned that I’m going with the Groundbreaking Reads theme because I love the art. I’m focusing on zombies and monsters.

I’m going to try this game again. I did it for the Hunger Games but I think it’s super fun.


1. Grab a bunch of items for survival and place on a table

2. At the beginning of the program, have teens choose X number of items

3. Create a story where they have use particular items (A zombie comes at your party and bites everyone. Sally has the medicine, so she’s safe. Peter doesn’t have the medicine. He turns into a zombie. Erin has a spice, which when ground up can stop the venom from seeping into her body, she’s safe too.)

4. Make up a point system and have various winners.

5. You can create a story based on what the teens grabbed and have multiple turns.

* I got the idea from this site

~ Jennifer


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Sorry for the confusion, but the next meeting is THIS Friday at the Willimantic Service Center at 10 Am. We’re talking about programs: programs that work, programs that you want to try, and where you get your program ideas.
Please join us!
~ Jennifer

Summer Reading

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Please remember that our meeting to trade ideas for Summer programs will be held at 10 AM at the Willimantic Service Center on April 13th.

Also, I’ve updated the Summer Reading Page with booklists that I’ll be using this summer.

2012 Slogan: Own the Night
Book Ideas: The following book lists have been updated/created at the book list page.

Please feel free to add in your own topics to the page!

~ Jennifer