Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Be Tween Focused

As the Teacher-Librarian in an intermediate school library serving 5th and 6th graders I'm always looking to learn more about serving this unique age group. Here are a couple of recent resources for all those serving the tween set.

The brand new Be Tween newsletter from School Library Journal aims to
"explore middle grade books, library programs, and services for the tweenaged, helping librarians better serve their middle grade patrons. From collection development pieces and booklists to innovative programming ideas, this newsletter focuses on the unique challenges and opportunities around serving those kids who are not little children anymore—but not quite young adults, either." Sign up here!

Youth Media Awards Tween Round-Up - This post from January 2016 compiles all of the books with tween appeal recognized during the ALA Youth Media awards.  Search the archives for previous lists and tween relevant posts.

Where are you finding ideas for serving your tween patrons? Favorite programming ideas? What new books are tweens flocking to in your library?