Program Proposal

Andrew and I created a program called: Power Foods (Nutrition for growing teens) at the Brooklyn Public Library and is designed for teens age 13- 19 years old who receive free or reduced lunch. You may have seen ads around the city this past summer for the Summer Meals Program.  Parks, schools, community centers and … Continue reading Program Proposal


lightning round! Q. 2

You Are an Army of One, the Only Teen Services Librarian in the Library System. I was shocked when I read "a city of 1.2 million".   I was expecting Carrie Kitchen to describe some small library in a small town not a sprawling city.  In any case, if I was the sole teen librarian devoted … Continue reading lightning round! Q. 2

YA Virtual Readers’ Advisory – Tumblr

I chose to use tumblr over other social media sites because of the platform's anonymity. The ASK ME ANYTHING link allows teens to ask questions anonymously about topics they may feel uncomfortable asking the librarian in person. For me, tumblr seems really interactive.  Ideally teens would submit their own posts to the page, answer questions, … Continue reading YA Virtual Readers’ Advisory – Tumblr

T4: Today’s Teens, Tomorrow’s Techies

The T4 program at Brooklyn Public Library is a unique volunteer opportunity for teens age 14 - 18 that are interested in technology and also public service.  First, the teens attend a two week training program where they take courses in coding, 3d printing, Adobe Creative suite, LEGO robotics, oral history projects, library resources and databases … Continue reading T4: Today’s Teens, Tomorrow’s Techies