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Tag Team Tech: Wrestling with Teens and Technology August 2015

Thinking about Implementing 3D Design and Modeling Tools at Your Library?  Kelly Czarnecki Do you remember those questions on entrance exam tests that asked to select the shape that matched the larger piece to complete the picture? Or even a... (Continue reading)

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Electronic Eye August 2015

EBSCO EXPLORA Kathleen Meulen I’m moving to a new position in a high school library this fall under somewhat extraordinary circumstances. The librarian who I will be replacing died mid-year. This is a tragic situation for the students and teachers... (Continue reading)

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Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . John Corey Whaley

Stacey Hayman Could it be knowing you were meant to be a writer from the age of eleven or twelve that leads to being named one of the Top Five under Thirty-Five Authors by National Book Foundation? I say our... (Continue reading)

YA Strike Zone August 2015

The Emerging Youth Suffrage Movement! Implications for libraries when young people vote in local affairs  Anthony Bernier One of the oldest justifications for libraries serving young adults has a new lease on life. In staff meetings, budget hearings, and in... (Continue reading)

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VOYA Booklist Index

VOYA Magazine features annual booklist and themed booklists in every issue. The booklists are fantastic resources for collection development, building displays and booklists, and for readers advisory. This index is sorted by subject, but once downloaded can be sorted by... (Continue reading)

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Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror 2014

VOYA presents the annual compilation of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books for teens that our reviewers have given top ratings. All titles have been awarded a 5Q for quality or 5P for popularity. This is a great list for updating... (Continue reading)

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American Girl Doll Welcomes Somali Children to Library

Samira Ali is the newest member of the Lewiston Public Library’s American Girl Doll family, created especially for the children of Lewiston. Through an extremely generous donation by an anonymous donor, Library Technician Danielle Fortin was able to pick a... (Continue reading)

TAG Team Tech: Wrestling with Teens and Technology June 2015

Developing a Technology-Focused Outcome-Based Program Connecting Teens with Success Kelly Czarnecki Volunteer opportunities when school is out to assist with summer reading programs or during the school year such as tutoring positions; internships that might be paid and more focused... (Continue reading)

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YA Strike Zone June 2015

Reimagining the YA Volunteer Anthony Bernier During his inaugural address in January of 1961, the just-elected John F. Kennedy called a new generation of Americans to public service, issuing some of the most quoted words in American history: “Ask not,”... (Continue reading)

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Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . Valynne E. Maetani

Stacey Hayman Valynne E. Maetani was inspired to write her first–but not her last!–novel as a birthday present to her younger sister, making readers everywhere the lucky beneficiaries of this novel gift! Growing up in Utah and traveling to the... (Continue reading)

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