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Tag Team Tech December 2016

It’s Instrumental – Making Musical Instruments at the Library Janice Scurio Music production programming for young adults usually features the instruction and use of professional software and recording tools, such as microphones, guitars, keyboards, and other musical instruments. In my... (Continue reading)

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Welcome Laini Bostian . . . Our New Get with the Program Columnist!

Laini Bostian has been working with teens in various capacities for the past sixteen years, the past ten of which have been in a library setting.  She has been employed at the Culpeper County Library since 2008, where she extended teen programming... (Continue reading)

VOYA’s Nonfiction Honor List 2016

This year’s list of high quality, middle grade nonfiction offers something for everyone. With Common Core increasing classroom focus on narrative nonfiction, research, and citing textual evidence, high quality, and high interest nonfiction is in high demand. From youth activists... (Continue reading)

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New Column! Jovenes en la Biblioteca by Rosa Diaz

  VOYA magazine is happy to introduce Rosa Diaz, our new columnist for our new column “Jovenes en la Biblioteca.” Diaz is the children’s librarian in the Lincoln Branch of the Rochester Public Library which has the most Spanish-speaking bilingual staff... (Continue reading)

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SHORT by Holly Goldberg Sloan Review

5Q 4P M J   Sloan, Holly Goldberg . Short. Dial/Penguin Random House, 2017. 304p. $16.99. 978-0-399-18621-9. Julia is the middle child in her family and so small she can crawl through the doggie door to get into her house.... (Continue reading)

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IMPORTANT VOYA UPDATES:  GUIDELINES FOR REVIEWERS & WRITERS AND MUCH MORE

VOYA has updated our review guidelines, editorial philosophy, and resource lists for our reviewers and writers.  In response to reader comments and concerns about VOYA’s need to increase sensitivity toward LGBTQA+ readers, young adults, and communities, we have provided specific... (Continue reading)

The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles Review

5Q 5P J S R Giles, Jeff. The Edge of Everything. Bloomsbury, 2017. 368p. $18.99. 978-1-61963-753-5. Seventeen-year-old Zoe lives on a mountain in Montana with her mom and little brother, Jonah; the closest neighbor’s house is a mile away through... (Continue reading)

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Wildings by Eleanor Glewwe Review

4Q 4P M J Glewwe, Eleanor. Wildings. Viking/Penguin Random House, 2016. 336p. $16.99. 978-0-451-46885-7. Twins Rivka and Arik have been brought up in a system that requires all children to be tested for magic on their tenth birthday.  Most have... (Continue reading)

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National Friends of the Library Week

October 16 – 22, 2016 is National Friends of Libraries Week.  VOYA Magazine has compiled some ideas about how to help your library celebrate.  Not only can your library celebrate and thank your important volunteers, but your library could also... (Continue reading)

Still Life with Tornado by A. S. King Review

5Q 4P J S King, A. S. Still Life with Tornado. Dutton/Penguin Random House, 2016. 304p. $17.99. 978-1-101-99488-7. Sarah is sixteen but meets herself at ages ten, twenty-three, and forty as she begins to completely unravel in this powerful novel. She... (Continue reading)

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