Young Adults & Teens

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Today's young adults experience life with or without their library but as your community members transition from childhood to adulthood, you and your library can play a significant role in building life-long learners and library fans. Explore all facets of serving young adults and teens in your community including outreach, collection development, programming, teen volunteers and gaming.

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Board in the Library, Part Six: Board Game Night Basics

 News / Last Modified: 15 December 2014

We've spent plenty of time during this series discussing board games in general but very little on how to specifically host a successful board game night. Which is what most of you are probably going to do! Right? Play games with other humanoids. So ...

Embracing Principles of Connected Learning

 News / Last Modified: 02 December 2014

The power of teen leadership is at the center of a new report from The Institute of Museum and Library Services on Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums: Transformative Spaces for Teens. Teens empowered to participate, experiment, and colla...

Board in the Library, Part One: An Introduction to Designer Board Games

 News / Last Modified: 18 November 2014

In a world of apps, massively multiplayer online role playing games/MMORPGs, game consoles, and connected mobile devices, the physicality and social aspect of gaming begins to wane. All this despite much online gaming being touted as, well, social. P...

Board in the Library, Part Deux: A Progressive List of Game Types

 News / Last Modified: 18 November 2014

The scope of board games has exploded in the past 10 years. This can be a major hurdle for new gamers as well as for those stalwart librarians attempting to create a gaming environment in their library. In this article, John Pappas provides a list of...