Monday, November 26, 2007

Bottle Cap Pins... A Fun Teen Craft

These were so easy and so much fun!

Teen Read Week Fun

Lindsey and I created a really fun display:

Secret Book Recomendation Cards:

Friday, October 12, 2007

Banned Books Week Treasure Your Freedom to Read

2nd Annual Eva Perry Library Teen BBW celebration/demonstration

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Vegetables Rock! By Stephanie Pierson

This book is perfect for answering questions on nutrition and diet and will make the decision of becoming a vegetarian easy on both the teen and the parent. The facts are disguised behind a fun, casual voice that makes the information digest a little easier. After reading this book you will know what you need to be eating and how to gain those nutritional elements.
It also explains the emotional side of being a vegetarian. It tells you all the different reason people decide to become a vegetarian and asks you to know why you are a vegitarian. It expresses that if you know why you are a vegetarian, you can defend yourself when meat eaters critize you. It also helps explain the different types of vegetarians (from vegan to sortavegetarian) and uncovers some of the spiritual reasons vegetarianism is practiced. Did you know that word 'vegetarian' has nothing to do with vegetables? It comes from the Latin word vegetare which means "to enliven". Another interesting fact.... The first American experimental vegan community was in part founded by the father of Louisa May Alcott.
The downfall to this book was it's recipies. I don't think they would really appeal to teens. Some of them seemed a bit to complex for my taste and I like to cook.
I will still definetly recommend this book to teens who think they would like to become a vegetarian AND to parents of vegetarian teens.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Today I stood in for my partner in crime and facilitated the Teen Advisory Board. It was so refreshing to be around such a great group of teens, the gave me energy and smiles in a pretty dismal view of life. We started by talking about upcoming programs and they were fueled by my passion for BBW and I am so glad to have such a neat group of teens inspired by something that inspires me so much.
Another topic we talked about was Teen Read Week. My co-worker and I are going to do a display together and we want to recreate a teens bookbag. I had them bring their bookbags and share their contents with me. I thought they might think it was cheesy, but it seemed they really enjoyed letting me and the other teens at the meeting into such a frivilous and personal aspect of themselves. Here are some neat still-life photos they help me compose...

We then painted some of the bookends for the shelves in the YA area. It gave them a chance to put a bit of themselves and their creativity into the YA area. They had a lot of fun and I think they will look great on our shelves.