Young Adults


Teens Who "Read Brave" at St. Paul Public Library Get Chance to Board Lady Gaga's Bus

Submitted by shelfcheck on Wed, 01/23/2013 - 10:33

St. Paul Public Library's "Read Brave" program is a One Read-like campaign with an added goal of youth empowerment. SPPL is encouraging teens to read A.S. King's Everybody See The Ants--a YA novel addressing bullying--and to create art in response to it, in preparation for an author visit from King in late February.

Teenagers, eReaders Still Visit the Library

Submitted by birdie on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 10:01

From Mashable, a report on library use by young people.

According to a study by the Pew Research Center published Tuesday, 16-29 year olds are reading more often, largely because of the mass amounts of e-content that is available to them on mobile devices. They’re not just reading short blips of content, either — people under 30 are reading more long-form content on their smartphones and tablets, but also continuing to visit their local libraries.

Generation Y might just be the most bibliophilic generation alive

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 10:15

Believe it or not, Generation Y might just be the most bibliophilic generation alive, according to a new consumer study. Gen Y – those born between 1979 and 1989 – spent the most money on books in 2011, knocking the longtime book-buying leaders, baby boomers, from the top spot, according to the 2012 U.S. Book Consumer Demographics and Buying Behaviors Annual Review.

Why Do Female Authors Dominate Young-Adult Fiction?

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 08/08/2012 - 08:33

"I think it speaks to readers' interests and it speaks to the nature of this field that it happened to come out that way," said Matazzoni, who also noted that the choices seemed to represent both the target teen demographic, as well as the adult readers that have fervently embraced YA lit. "It's an impressive show of enthusiasm."

Dogs make good listeners at local libraries

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 05/07/2012 - 08:41

Dogs make good listeners at local libraries
Kids can overcome their reading fears with the help of Dwayne the library dog. Dwayne visits the Bella Vista Library for scheduled appointments for children to read to him and also for monthly story times. The 3-year-old therapy dog is a yellow Labrador and golden retriever mix, owner Faye Pyatt of Bella Vista said.

Why does James Patterson care about our kids’ reading habits?

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 04/30/2012 - 15:12

Why does James Patterson care about our kids’ reading habits?
At this point, rowdy adolescents clutch their free copies of Patterson’s young adult novel Maximum Ride and listen intently as he gives a prescription for success in writing, or, beyond that, life.

"You have to have a dream; you have to have passion. And I strongly recommend you have a back-up dream. You have to have focus. Outline, baby. Before you write anything, outline."

Oxford University student blasted for 'sexist' attempt to win election to librarian post

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 14:06

It’s a role which conjures the image of a demure character charged with ensuring a hushed silence in one of England’s great centres of learning.
So it is little surprise that Oxford University student Madeline Grant’s bid to win an election to become a librarian by claiming ‘I have a great rack’, has provoked such disquiet.
The English undergraduate has been accused of a ‘sexist’ attempt to sway votes when she wrote on her manifesto for Union Librarian: ‘I don’t hack, I just have a great rack.’

Library research databases have the worst UI in the whole world

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 10:01

Google-Trained Minds Can't Deal with Terrible Research Database UI
"The librarians quoted here understand most of the key problems, and are especially sharp about "the myth of the digital native" -- about which see also this deeply sobering Metafilter thread -- but there's one vital issue they're neglecting: research databases have the worst user interfaces in the whole world."

Worries About Aimless Youth At Conneaut Public Library

Submitted by StephenK on Thu, 02/23/2012 - 10:46
Mark Todd reports in The Star Beacon that Conneaut Public Library Executive Director Kathy Pape expressed concern over students congregating at the library. Community leaders expressed concern about the unattended children and questioned where parents were in the social mix.