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The Perfect Tens 2015

With over 1,000 reviews in VOYA in print in 2015, our reviewers awarded only 40 titles (four percent) the Perfect Ten: A 5Q for quality (hard to imagine it better written) and a 5P for popularity (every young adult who reads... (Continue reading)

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Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . Aditi Khorana

Growing up on three different continents—Asia, Europe, and North America–while her father worked for the United Nations would have to make for an amazing childhood full of unique experiences. Perhaps this is partly why our current author Aditi Khorana was... (Continue reading)

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Sphero Maze Madness PowerPoint

Click on the image to download the PowerPoint by Poudre River Public Library District that shows how to teach Sphero to follow a maze. Read “Sphero Maze Madness: Teens + Teamwork + Coding” by Kristen Draper and Diane P. Tuccillo... (Continue reading)

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YA Strike Zone February 2016

The Global Pulse: International Influences on YA Practice Anthony Bernier I come not to praise the superiority we feel about library service in the United States, but to bury it. This issue of VOYA (February 2016) concentrates on how technology continues... (Continue reading)

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YA Clicks February 2016

Keeping It Together Rebecca Purdy and the Web Surfers from the Central Rappahannock Regional Library For your teens who are trying to organize a few tasks or entire projects, the Web Surfers have checked out and chimed in on which... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech February 2016

Social Media: It Takes a Village to Engage an Audience, Especially Teens Kelly Czarnecki There’s never been a shortage of social media sites to choose from to get your message out. Deciding which is right for you and your community... (Continue reading)

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Electronic Eye December 2015

Screencasting in the Library : Using Online Video Creation Tools with Young Adults Kathleen Meulen Sunday nights find me at home with my ChromeBook, creating slides with book covers of all the things that I’ve read over the week and... (Continue reading)

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Teen Pop Culture Quiz Update #47

BEATS 1. Match the singer on the left with their current hit single on the right: a. Adele   1. “Ex’s and Oh’s” b. Drake  2. “Sorry” c. Justin Bieber   3. “Hello” d. Thomas Rhett   4. “Hotline Bling”... (Continue reading)

YA Strike Zone December 2015

The Weeding Wars: More Battles of YA Services under another Name Anthony Bernier “She made a second YA collection!” “What?” Burgeoning “weeding wars” pit not only library user against the library but also staff against staff. It’s becoming the library... (Continue reading)

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Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . Julie Murphy

Stacey Hayman Starting her adventures in Bridgeport, Connecticut, with Mom, Dad, and big sister Jill before growing up, getting married, and finding a new world to explore in North Texas with husband Ian, our current author is full of fun... (Continue reading)

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