Teen Services  @ ImaginOn
The Loft @ ImaginOn Loft Rules: Respect Yourself Respect Others Respect the Space
Loft @ ImaginOn Collection What materials can teens check out from the Loft  @ ImaginOn? Teen Fiction Teen Nonfiction, You...
The Comfort Zone <ul><li>                                 </li></ul>
Developing a Physical Space…
Developing a Creative Space…
Developing a Virtual Space… <ul><li>Teen Second Life  </li></ul><ul><li>A virtual space that teens create </li></ul><ul><l...
Getting Teens Involved: Teen Advisory Councils
Getting Teens Involved: Volunteers and Interns <ul><li>Teen Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Teens suggest and facilitate prog...
Getting Teens Involved: You Never Know @ Your Library!” National Teen Summer Reading Public Service Announcement Created f...
Teen Programming <ul><li>Why program for teens? </li></ul><ul><li>Shows that teens have value in the community </li></ul><...
<ul><ul><li>How do I plan relevant teen programs? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create programs that teens want, not what you...
Teens & Technology
Partnerships <ul><li>Communicative Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative...
Teen Safety and Security It is an important aspect of teenage development to have a safe environment in the community and ...
Promotion and Marketing for Teens <ul><li>Teen Marketing Tools: </li></ul><ul><li>Word-of-Mouth!  </li></ul><ul><li>Librar...
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ImaginOn Teen Services, BOFA Conference, Stockholm, 5/9/07

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ImaginOn, an exciting new facility in Charlotte, NC, combines a library for children and teens and a professional children's theatre. This presentation focuses on teen services at ImaginOn, with specially-designed spaces, technology, and programs for 12-18 year olds.

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  • ImaginOn Teen Services, BOFA Conference, Stockholm, 5/9/07

    1. 1. Teen Services @ ImaginOn
    2. 2. The Loft @ ImaginOn Loft Rules: Respect Yourself Respect Others Respect the Space
    3. 3. Loft @ ImaginOn Collection What materials can teens check out from the Loft @ ImaginOn? Teen Fiction Teen Nonfiction, Young Adult Series Books Teen Classics Graphic Novels Manga Teen Magazines Comic books Movies (DVDs) Music (CDs) Audio Books Play Scripts
    4. 4. The Comfort Zone <ul><li>                                 </li></ul>
    5. 5. Developing a Physical Space…
    6. 6. Developing a Creative Space…
    7. 7. Developing a Virtual Space… <ul><li>Teen Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>A virtual space that teens create </li></ul><ul><li>New expression of “a library without walls” </li></ul><ul><li>Reaches teens where they are (online) and helps to keep libraries relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Teens can construct their own environment and interact with adults in a safe online environment </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Find out more: www.teen.secondlife.com
    8. 8. Getting Teens Involved: Teen Advisory Councils
    9. 9. Getting Teens Involved: Volunteers and Interns <ul><li>Teen Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Teens suggest and facilitate programs </li></ul><ul><li>Teens are given and take responsibility for their work </li></ul><ul><li>Teens find great opportunities to enrich themselves and to teach and work with their own peers in a variety of settings </li></ul><ul><li>Teen Interns in Studio i </li></ul><ul><li>Internships often fulfill school requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Teen interns learn and build on valuable techniques </li></ul>
    10. 10. Getting Teens Involved: You Never Know @ Your Library!” National Teen Summer Reading Public Service Announcement Created for and by teens at ImaginOn! Big Projects!
    11. 11. Teen Programming <ul><li>Why program for teens? </li></ul><ul><li>Shows that teens have value in the community </li></ul><ul><li>Teens and librarians create relationships; staff become non-parent adult role models </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a creative outlet and constructive use of time </li></ul><ul><li>Helps create a sense of purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Offers opportunities for teens to interact in informal setting </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><ul><li>How do I plan relevant teen programs? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create programs that teens want, not what you want! </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Teens & Technology
    14. 14. Partnerships <ul><li>Communicative Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Partnerships </li></ul>Prom Project The Realm of Possibility Guys Read
    15. 15. Teen Safety and Security It is an important aspect of teenage development to have a safe environment in the community and outside the home so that teens have an opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities . The Loft @ImaginOn: 12-18 ONLY! <ul><li>How does ImaginOn keep teens safe and secure? </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to follow rules </li></ul><ul><li>Age appropriate spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Well-trained staff </li></ul><ul><li>Progressive Discipline Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Security officers </li></ul><ul><li>Security cameras </li></ul>
    16. 16. Promotion and Marketing for Teens <ul><li>Teen Marketing Tools: </li></ul><ul><li>Word-of-Mouth! </li></ul><ul><li>Library’s Teen MySpace Page </li></ul><ul><li>Library’s Teen Website </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Handouts and Flyers </li></ul>Through these venues, teens, teachers and parents learn about our mission, our facility, and the programs that we have to offer. All of our promotional materials list contact information (including phone number, email, and our website URL) so that interested parties can always find out more information!

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