Monday, September 24, 2007

psa 2.0: Stay Teen

I came across this website today, which is set up to discourage teen pregnancy: Stay Teen. It very much reminds me of the anti-smoking website/ad campaign that has recently disappeared called The Truth. The idea being that teens are smart enough to see beyond hype and recognize the value of facts when they are presented in a straightforward (and reasonably hip) manner. How could this apply to libraries? Should we have a fact page on our new teen website talking about the benefits of using the library or reading?

What do you think?

Friday, September 21, 2007

article: Teen Marketing 2.0

The September 3rd Publishers Weekly has an article about how publishers are beginning to explore using more 2.0 technologies to reach out to teens. I was happy to see that much of what we are considering on our website is reflected in this article.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

intergenerational social networking

Here is an interesting blog post on intergenerational social networking. According to the author, youth-only social networking is unique to the United States, and in other countries it is being used much more for mentoring and intergenerational dialog. The author theorizes that we are creating limitations for ourselves because of our cultural panic about "stranger danger". What do you think?
I would love to see a class taught by teens to seniors about how to use social networking and/or blogging!

Golden Compass...the video game

Check it out...The Golden Compass has been made into a video game!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

cute program idea

I just came across a book that supplies you with everything you need to run a great teen program that will appeal to crafters, Japanphiles, and anyone who loves all things cute. The book is The Cute Book by Aranzi Aronzo (a company that specializes in cute goods). Inside are patterns and thorough (but simple) directions on how to construct adorable little felt characters using felt, glue, and embroidery thread. I bet teens would love this. Maybe a pre-holiday program for making little gifts?

Sno-Isle owns 4 copies.