Teen Librarian Toolbox
Although we have a Teen MakerSpace that tends to be technology focused, we have also found that our teens want and enjoy a lot of more traditional arts and crafts. In fact, we have created both a drawing and teen coloring station in our Teen MakerSpace and both have proven to be very popular. So […]
As the mindfulness director at a small middle school in Maine, I tend to float between classrooms to teach. When I’m not teaching, my desk sits in my favorite place in the school: the library.
As we approach the season where people express gratitude, Teen Librarian Christine Lively expresses gratitude for the teens who continue to revolt against injustice in the midst of difficult times.
Librarian Christine Lively discusses how teens still need the freedom to engage in play
From Shrinky Dinks to Fairy Jars, teen librarian Cindy Shutts shares 3 fun make and take programming ideas
Button, button, who makes the button? I do! Teens do! But how? Yesterday I shared some basics on button making, today let’s talk about designing your buttons. For the purpose of this discussion a button insert will refer to your final circle image cut to size that is placed in between the two button parts […]
This Week at TLT Sunday Reflections: Faith Shaming and Mental Illness, Reflecting on Faith and Mental Illness for the #MHYALit Project Middle School Monday: Classroom Crossover Book Review: The Forgetting Machine by Pete Hautman Rural Poverty and THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES by Mindy McGinnis Book Review: Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity […]
I’m not sure how it happened, but I am obsessed with Sharpies. They have proven to be very popular resources in our Teen MakerSpace. Yes, really. Whenever we have an activity in the Teen MakerSpace, we try to have corresponding books in the Teen MakerSpace. Sometimes we come up with an activity and search for […]
At The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County (OH), we have found that one of the most popular activities among our teens in our Teen MakerSpace is making buttons. We run into a lot of our teens around town that look like this: But we started to notice that teens were just coming […]
This week is Quarto Publishing Group week. Every day we are highlighting a different book from the Quarto Publishing Group, chosen by yours truly. In exchange for hosting this week, I got to choose 5 of my favorite titles to give to YOU, our readers, as a giveaway. So I did my research and chose […]
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Cindy Shutts
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