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Teen Programming - Christy Fisher

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  • 1. Teen Jam Panel:Programs (and more) that Work Christy Fisher North Regional Library Wake County Public Libraries
  • 2. Large Size Library Program• Wake County Regional Library• Lucky to have designated space• Some programs require supply money• Planning done upfront• Overseeing/modeling at time of program• Can be adapted to work with your community Teen Jam Panel: Programs (and more) that Work
  • 3. DIY Night• A 4-5 station style program (my favorite)• DIY Night included: – Button making – Duck tape wallets – Bottle cap magnets – Skill toys• Kick-off to Summer 2011 Teen Jam Panel: Programs (and more) that Work
  • 4. DIY Night• Requires some supplies and supply money• Preparation: – Gathering supplies – Making samples – Understanding the directions – Making clear signage• They always need more help than you think Teen Jam Panel: Programs (and more) that Work
  • 5. DIY Night• Day of: – Set up tables – Sort supplies by project – Pull out related books from YA Non-Fiction – Review samples – Misc. and house keeping items Teen Jam Panel: Programs (and more) that Work
  • 6. Community Sized Library Program• Simple and easy• Can add on to make it a bigger event• Opportunity to involve many library staff AS and YS• Opportunity to involve surrounding community• Minimal setup Teen Jam Panel: Programs (and more) that Work
  • 7. Iron Chef Mania• Come up with a “secret ingredient”• Teens bring in a completed dish for judging.• Dish must include the “secret ingredient”• Summer Reading Tie in: – Express Yourself (2009) – Chocolate – Make Waves (2010) – Pineapple – You Are Here (2011) – Food from around the world Teen Jam Panel: Programs (and more) that Work
  • 8. Iron Chef Mania• Became an annual event• No fuss summer finale• Can tie into almost any theme• Preparation: – Decide “secret ingredient” – Line up volunteer judges – Create certificates – Gather paper products and utensils – Create PowerPoint trivia Teen Jam Panel: Programs (and more) that Work
  • 9. Iron Chef Mania• Day of: – Set up tables – Meet with judges – Decorate room – Enjoy! Teen Jam Panel: Programs (and more) that Work
  • 10. Time Spent• Prep time – DIY Night: 2-3 hours – Iron Chef: 1 hour• Set up time – DIY Night: 20 minutes – Iron Chef: 20 minutes• Clean up time – DIY Night: 15 minutes – Iron Chef: 30 minutes Teen Jam Panel: Programs (and more) that Work
  • 11. Tips and Tricks• Know your community• The more relaxed I am the better the program• You don’t always have to start from scratch• KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid Teen Jam Panel: Programs (and more) that Work
  • 12. The End!Teen Jam Panel: Programs (and more) that Work