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Welcome to New YA Clicks Columnist Jessica Farrow

Jessica Farrow is a youth services librarian with the Central Rappahannock Regional Library system in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She has a Masters in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. Farrow is VOYA’s new YA Clicks columnist. YA Clicks reviews... (Continue reading)

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LESSON PLANS for One Book, One Community in VOYA October 2016

One Book, One Community: Not Just a Book but an Experience Lesson Plans Companion to the print article with the same title in VOYA October 2016. Cassandra Rondinella Week 1, Day 1 Supplies: Flip chart/Big Post-it notes; YouTube video, “To Be... (Continue reading)

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Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . Ben Tripp

Stacey Hayman A dropout from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, our current author is this close to achieving “done it all” status. From his time as the youngest show designer at Disney’s Imagineering division, his work as an... (Continue reading)

Teen Pop Culture Quiz Update # 49

Erin Helmrich BUZZWORTHY 1. Pokemon Go was released on and has quickly broken all records. It has also led many humans into some unfortunate and downright bad situations. Which of the following incidents hasn’t happened (yet)? Players have been lured... (Continue reading)

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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