School and public libraries often provide programs and activities for
children in preschool through the sixth grade, but there is little
available to young adults. For them, libraries become a place for
work--the place to research an assignment or find a book for a
report--but the thought of the library as a place for enjoyment is lost.
So how do librarians recapture the interest of teenagers?
This just might be the answer. Here you will find theme-based units
(such as Cartoon Cavalcade, Log On at the Library, Go in Style, Cruising
the Mall, Space Shots, Teens on TV, and 44 others) that are designed
for young adults. Each includes a display idea, suggestions for local
sponsorship of prizes, a program game to encourage participation, 10
theme-related activities, curriculum tie-in activities, sample questions
for use in trivia games or scavenger hunts, ideas for activity sheets, a
bibliography of related works, and a list of theme-related films. The
units are highly flexible, allowing any public or school library to
adapt them to their particular needs.