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Charles Davis points to This Washington Post Story that talks about teenagers as the demographic that almost everyone in the book industry -- librarians, publishers, booksellers -- wants, and as the number of
teenagers in the population has risen, so has teen buying power for all
kinds of items, including books.
A Missouri eighth grader recently received some unusual punishment for refusing a reading assignment. His classmates threw jelly on him. He thought it was fun, and said he didn\'t feel degraded. His family had no problem with the punishment. The event has some others squawking, including a psychologist and some school board members. I can see the ad headline now: \"Kids misbehaving? How about a good ol\' fashioned jelly flogging?\" Read More.
Despite exceeding \"national norms,\" the DesMoinesRegister.com reports that
of [Iowa] school seniors read poorly.\" The newspaper\'s
analysis of data collected by the state on student achievement also concluded
The article notes a \"connection between dropout rates and reading skills,\"
and explains that in reponse to student\'s low test scores, high school
teachers in Des Moines \"attended classes on how to incorporate reading
instruction into their teaching.\"
A 13-year-old Ozark, Missouri youth has written a letter to the editor of his local paper about censorship.
\"I am just fed up with this \"Potter\" controversy. While I strongly disagree with forbidding children from reading them, I have to agree that parents have the right to tell their child not to read them.\" -- Read More
A Fun Little Story to remind all you kids out there not to cheat.
\"Teachers can tell the difference between what a child can create himself and what is written in an encyclopedia,\" Brown said. \"The teacher won\'t be fooled. That\'s the bottom line.\"
Whether or not the teacher can do anything about it is another story, I guess.
In case your library is looking for some Christmas decorating
ideas, how about a Book Tree? This one
was built by the Teen Advisory Board at the Coshocton Public
Library and entered in the community\'s Festival of Trees.
Here\'s how to build
book tree of your own.
Lee Hadden writes: \" An article in the Wall Street Journal, Nov. 9, 2001, pages W1 and W4, is
about the amazing increase in book reading and buying among the under-25
crowd. After the flop of the Internet hype, book-reading is becoming a cool
thing for the younger set. Show your \"cool\" by supporting your \"inner
bookworm.\" Also, some books are used as an accessory to clothing- as a
fashion statement. Read more about it in the article by Pooja Bhatia, \"Look
Who\'s Reading Now: Under-25 Crowd is Purchasing Books in Record Numbers;
Faulkner as a Fashion Statement\".\"
The fine folks at the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County have set up Storyplace.org, a very cool site devoted to story time at the library.
StoryPlace, an interactive web site, came about to provide children with the virtual experience of going to the library and participating in the same types of activities the library offers. In the summer of 1999, a team of Children\'s Librarians and Specialists got together with in-house web developers to begin development on this exciting site. In the Spring of 2000, StoryPlace premiered with it\'s first section, the Pre-School Library, completed.
StoryPlace currently consists of two libraries, the Preschool Library and Elementary Library with new activities and themes being added each month
A youth services librarian dedicates himself to bringing teens and books together through special programs at public libraries. Some of the programs are unique and seem to create quite an attraction.[more...] from The Reno-Gazette Journal.