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  1. 1. Teen Jam Panel:Programs (and more) that Work Christy Fisher North Regional Library Wake County Public Libraries
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 9. Iron Chef Mania• Day of: – Set up tables – Meet with judges – Decorate room – Enjoy! Teen Jam Panel: Programs (and more) that Work
  10. 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. 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. 12. The End!Teen Jam Panel: Programs (and more) that Work

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