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Electronic Eye August 2016

Subscription Video Streaming Services Safari Montage and Discovery Education Streaming Plus Kathleen Meulen A few weeks ago, Amazon announced that it had brokered a deal for Amazon Prime to become the exclusive provider of the most of the PBS series... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech August 2016

Library of Legends: Implementing Multiplayer Online Gaming for Teens Janet Scurio Introduction Do you know a gamer? Maybe you already know several. They might already come to your library for gaming, and with regular gaming programming, they might come back for... (Continue reading)

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YA Strike Zone August 2016

Born or Made Anthony Bernier Pop quiz: Which statement is more true: Successful YA librarians are more born or more made? Hint: this question asks for acknowledgment of a priority. Some say, “Of course, it’s born passion! How can you... (Continue reading)

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YA Strike Zone June 2016

“Maker Space” Cabal: The Challenges and Obstacles to Our Latest Overextension Anthony Bernier Before libraries get too comfortable with the latest flash-in-the-pan and devote precious resources, panels, guidelines, blog posts, and workshops celebrating this Latest Thing, I’d like to hold... (Continue reading)

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YA Clicks June 2016

Create! Rebecca Purdy and the Web Surfers from the Central Rappahannock Regional Library Libraries have always offered opportunities for teens to find and nurture their creative sides through programs as varied as writing workshops, art shows and crafting classes. The... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech: Wrestling Teen and Technology June 2016

Coding in Libraries Kelly Czarnecki What Is Coding? Chances are most of us have heard of libraries offering coding workshops for teens or we’ve read an article or blog post about it. We might even be teaching coding workshops at... (Continue reading)

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Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . Stephanie Tromly

Stacey Hayman Born in the Philippines, a childhood in Hong Kong, college in the United States, and living in Canada have all helped make our current author a master of observation—a skill that is completely obvious in her fabulously funny... (Continue reading)

All American Boys Authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely on Tour in Washington, D.C.

Kathie Weinberg Reynolds, Jason, and Brendan Kiely. All American Boys. Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy, 2015. 320p. $17.99. 978-1-4814-6333-1. Web Resources for Additional Information about Authors Reynolds and Kiely Jason Reynolds: www.jasonwritesbooks.com, Twitter:  @JasonReynolds83 Brendan Kiely:  www.brendankiely.com, Twitter:  @KielyBrendan Web Resources for Additional Resources about... (Continue reading)

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Talking about the “D” Word: Race, Books, and the Art of Diversity

Greg Neri Tru & Nelle. HMH, 2016. 336p. $16.99. 978-0-544-69960-1. Knockout Games. Carolrhoda, 2014. 304p. $17.95. 978-1-4677-3269-7. Ghetto Cowboy. Candlewick, 2013. 224p. $6.99 Trade pb. 978-0-7636-6453-4. Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty. Lee & Low, 2010. 96p. $16.95 Trade pb. 978-1-58430-267-4. Greg Neri... (Continue reading)

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Fostering Cultural Competence through Multicultural and Intercultural Programming

Izabel Gronski Links to Free Resources Braun, Linda W., Maureen L. Hartman, Sandra Hughes-Hassell, and Kafi Kumasi with contributions from Beth Yoke. “The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action.” YALSA, 2014.  http://www.ala.org/yaforum/sites/ala.org.yaforum/files/content/YALSA_nationalforum_final.pdf Naidoo. Jamie Campbell. “The... (Continue reading)

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