Put books on your desk with “eye appeal” Look for cover art that is bright and colorful
Great cover and a clever title
Start a conversation Everyone has jobs, kids, parents, in-laws, a to-do list, stress, pets, money problems, food issues, etc. Go with the moment Be personal and share your interests Embrace the junky, trashy and funky
Think about mood or tone, not just topic. You don’t have to be interested in the subject
Simple/informative Be helpful Add a “creep out” factor if possible De-emphasize reading - use words like “look at this” or “browse” Teens use the whole library-not just the teen section
Death, crazy people, show business, animals, paranormal, medical mysteries, war, technology
Don’t judge or make fun of their interests. Be supportive. Be excited about whatever they are excited about. Geek The Library!
A book with a cool cover and interesting subject matter that might appeal to teens.
Magazines DVD Audio Books Websites Technology Software
FARK.com: Not always clean. Use judgment!
Be true to yourself Use the whole Dewey range Lighten up!
Holly Hibner Adult Services Coordinator Plymouth District Library http://hollyhibner.com Twitter: @hhibner Mary Kelly Youth Services LibrarianLyon Township Public Library http://practicallibrarian.com Twitter: @librarymary40
Technique #1: What kind of movies/tv shows do you like?
Something RomanticFor fans of chick lit, history, feminism, social commentary, literary criticism Flirting with Pride & Prejudice: Fresh Perspectives on the Original Chick Lit Masterpiece Edited by Jennifer Crusie 2005
Something Romantic For single, widowed, and divorced romantics lookingfor a second chance at love!My Boyfriend’s Back: TrueStories of Rediscovering Love with a Long-Lost Sweetheart By Donna Hanover 2005
Something Funny For the techie jokester. The WorldAccording to Twitter By David Pogue 2009
Something “Real”For those who love reality TVReality Check: The Business and Art ofProducing Reality TVBy Michael Essany 2008
Something Unreal For the ghost hunterParanormal: My Life in Pursuit of the AfterlifeBy Raymond Moody, MD 2012
A “Who Done It” For fans of history, mystery, and true crime.The Suspicions of Mr.Whicher Or the Murder at Road Hill HouseBy Kate Summerscale 2008