Tag Team Tech June 2017

Building with Bloxels Kelly Czarnecki For the generation raised on smartphones and tablets, Bloxels game design toolkit might be the next best thing! Maybe you’ve used video game design products in the past and the teens are looking for something... (Continue reading)

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Wouldn’t You Like to Know. . . Ashley Poston

Stacey Hayman Ashley Poston, our current author, has the charm and style of a lovely southern lady, which may be due in part to being born and raised in South Carolina. The only child of two working parents–a numbers kind of guy... (Continue reading)

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YA Clicks June 2017

Summer School Jessica Farrow and the Web Surfers from the Central Rappahannock Regional Library Our rating system is posted here. Just because school’s out for the summer doesn’t mean teens don’t love learning new things! Those who work with teens... (Continue reading)

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YA Strike Zone June 2017

YA Activism: Thunder from the Left (and the Right) Anthony Bernier What is it going to take? How much more time must pass before libraries realize that young adults don’t need any “youth development” agenda to recognize them as active... (Continue reading)

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Student VOYA Advisory Board Member Program

VOYA Magazine announces a new program for LIS students. Each year, two students will be selected to serve as student members of the VOYA Advisory Board (VAB). The students will get a look behind the scenes in the publishing industry... (Continue reading)

Teen Pop-Culture Quiz Update #51

BEATS Match the hot single on the right with the performer on the left: Zayn Malik & Taylor Swift     1. “Green Light” Ed Sheeran                          2. “That’s What I Like” Lourde                                  3. “Passionfruit” Bruno Mars                          4. “Shape of You” Drake                                   5.... (Continue reading)

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2017 VOYA Teen Poetry Contest Winners Announced

VOYA Magazine happy to announce the five winners of the 2017 Teen Poetry Contest. Congratulations to: “Rat -a-Tat” by Allie Humphrey, age 18, sponsored by Tim Carrier, young adult services manager, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library “Welcome to America” by Huangzewen Qian, age... (Continue reading)

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The Library’s Role in Protecting Teens’ Privacy

RoseMary Ludt The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) outlined a plan in the document “Preventing Violent Extremism in Schools,” published in January 2016, to surveil the use of the Internet by at-risk teens. Dr. Mary K. Chelton, co-founder of VOYA Magazine... (Continue reading)