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Contents Series Forward Acknowledgments Foreword 1 Understanding Teen Assumptions About Reading, Books, and Libraries The Experience of Reading Learning to Read Types of Reading Why Teens Read Why Teens Don't Read Teen Reading Skills Teen Reading Experiences: Assigned Reading, Accelerated Reader, Sustained Silent Reading, Freely Chosen Reading, SmartGirl Surveys References and Suggested Readings 2 So... Where Did You Get Those Jeans? Teens as Consumers What Do Teens Buy? Magazines and Web Sites Let's Go to the Mall: Entrance, Floor Plan, Fixtures, Merchandise, Non- Shopping Area, Cash Register Area, Print Promotions, Exit, Buy Local Let's Go Shopping-At the Library 3 Building Teen Collections Evaluating Your Collection Realistic Young Adult Fiction: Forming Identity, Family, Friends, Love and Sex, Love Gone Wrong, Am I Gay?, Gay/Lesbian Love and Sex, Teen Parenthood, School, Physical Challenges, Illness and Death, Substance Abuse and Mental Illness, Crime, Religion and Spirituality, Racial/Ethnic Conflicts and Immigrant Experience, Sports, Humor Genre Young Adult Fiction: Adventure, Mystery/Suspense, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction Comics, Graphic Novels, and Manga: Realistic Fiction, Humor and Weirdness, Adventures with Superheroes, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Love and Romance, Historical Fiction and Nonfiction Classic Literature: Forming Identity, Family, Friends, Love and Sex, School and Social Pressure, Physical Challenges, Illness and Death, Substance Abuse and Mental Illness, Crime, Racial/Ethnic Conflicts and Immigrant Experience Popular Nonfiction: Self-Help, Religion and Spirituality, Physical Changes and Body Image, Good Eats and Smart Moves, Love and Sex, Life Stories, Family and Friends, School, What's Next? The Future, Popular Culture, Sports, Fun Facts and Trivia, Out There/Paranormal, Issues and Activism, Making Things, In My Own Words Finding Books: Talk with Teens, Talk with Library Staff, Community, Magazine Content, Resources and Reviews Resources and Suggested Readings 4 Space for Books, Space for Reading Going Places Visibility Location, Location, Location Inside the Teen Space: Floor Plan, Shelving, Furniture, Fixtures Keep It Clean Space for Reading: Reading in the Teen Space, Reading Outside the Teen Space, Look, an Adult-Reading a Book! Creating Teen Spaces Genre Labels and Shelving References and Suggested Readings 5 On Sale Now! Creating Book Displays and Bulletin Boards Why Displays Work Planning Displays: Scheduling Displays, Display Locations They See It Before They Read It: Design Principles, Design Elements Display Fixtures Book Displays: Posters, Books, Print Promotions, Aesthetics Bulletin Boards: Signs, Print Promotions, Aesthetics How to Keep Visually Current References and Suggested Readings 6 Print Promotions Sales Literature Magazines: Color, Images, Fonts, Language, Page Layout Design Software and Paper General Library Brochures Bookmarks and Booklists: Production, Topics, Where to Find Titles, Headlines, Annotations Newsletters Posters References and Suggested Readings 7 Web It Teen Book Site Construction: Book Site Plan, Web Design Basics Library-Created Content: Booklists, Displays, Blogs Teen-Created Content: Book Reviews Links: Teen Book Sites, Readers' Advisory Sites, Author Sites, School, Publisher, Bookstore, and College Sites Interactivity: Quizzes, Surveys, and Polls, E-mail, Online Book Discussion Groups Promotion Web Page Maintenance: Extreme Makeover References and Suggested Readings 8 Tell Me About a Book You Read and Enjoyed-Or How About a Movie? Reading Books with Teen Readers in Mind: Appeal Characteristics, Reading Experiences Readers' Advisory Warm-Ups: Ask Teens, Library Bestsellers, Readers' Advisory Resources Readers' Advisory Conversations: Opening Questions, More Questions, Answers to Listen for-And What They Mean, Can You Recommend a Good Book?, Conversations with Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers Shelf Talks It's a Buffet Mail, E-Mail, and Chat Your Reading Plan References and Suggested Readings 9 Booktalking It's Showtime! Writing Booktalks: Write from the Heart, Linking Books to Life, Booktalk Models Preparing Booktalk Programs: Something for Everyone, Program Models Connecting with Schools: It's Their World, We Just Booktalk in It, Getting Into Schools Getting There: Psyching Up, Checking In and Setting Up Booktalk Performance: "We Have a Guest from the Library Today...", Booktalk Style, Props, Chatting During and After the Show Followup Connecting with Other Organizations References and Suggested Readings 10 It's Happening at the Library: Book-Centered Activities and Events Planning Activities and Events: Talk with Teens and Staff, Resources, Funding and Partners Publicity: Talk with Teens and Staff, Print Promotions, Mailing Lists, and Web Alerts, Book Displays, Everybody Had a Great Time! Book Activities: Book Reviews, Quizzes, Surveys, and Polls, Contests, Annual Reading Promotions Book Discussion Groups: Formats, Structure, Activities, Starting a Book Group, Facilitating Discussion, Online Book Discussion Groups and Blogs Presenting Events Book Events: Book Crafts, Writing Events, Poetry Events, Author Visits, Sometimes It Flops-And Sometimes It Flies! References and Suggested Readings Appendix I Appendix II Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Libraries and teenagers -- United States.
Young adults' libraries -- Activity programs -- United States.
Young adults' libraries -- Collection development -- United States.
Teenagers -- Books and reading -- United States.
Reading promotion -- United States.