Category Archives: Teen Programming

Teen Programs That Work | Murray Library

Check out the myriad of program ideas presented at the 2014 Utah Library Association by Lindsay Roylance & Marilyn Hurlow. A big thank you to them for sharing!!

Teen Programs That Work Edited  [ powerpoint presentation ]

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Youth programming ipad app: Singing Fingers!


Singer Fingers About page:

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Stop-Motion Animation

Whiteboard animation loosely based upon Homer’s Iliad. Created for Junior Classical League. Placed first in NCJCL (North Carolina) State competition. Placed first in NJCL National 10th grade entry. Made at Imaginon in Charlotte, North Carolina. Original Soundtrack created by Rachel Rust with animation collabration between Rachel and Rebekah Rust.

How to guide: Stop-motion_animation_-_Anythink

Stop-motion animation tutorials for Windows:

From the Stop-motion animation PLA program, Kristen Stehel from the Utah State Library participated in a team project and created the following video.

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Teen Tech Week 2014: Circuits, makey makey, and more!

Screen Shot 2014-03-16 at 9.30.59 AMAn entire week of programming ideas for teen tech week thanks to The Unquiet Librarian!

  • Makey Makey kits
  • Squishy Circuit kits
  • Conductive and insulating playdough
  • MakeyMakey piano and bongo
  • Duct tape crafts

Vine videos, images, details on The Unquiet Librarian blog:


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Making in the Library Toolkit: Makerspace Resources Task Force

Makerspaces, digital media labs, create spaces, play spaces, studios, you name it! A place to create at the library is surfacing in conversations nationwide as more libraries express interest in this type of library service.

March 9-15 is Teen Tech Week!  Here is a great resource from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).




Here is a link to the Build-a-Lab series hosted by the Utah State LIbrary. This five-part series features libraries from all over the nation speaking about the create spaces in their libraries.



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Hobbit Party | Roosevelt Branch Library in Duchesne, Utah

HobbitpartyA big thanks to Stephen Moon, Roosevelt Branch Manager, for sharing this information.

“Moon issued a challenge to library workers and volunteers to develop ideas for events.” – Steve Puro

“We did a challenge to suggest a theme for each month and [teen library helper and Union High Senior] Chance Turnbull suggested the Hobbit Party. He focused and came up with all the activities we are enjoying today,” Moon said.

Read full news article:

Downloadable activities

A Not So Unexpected Party Flyer

Thorin’s Test

The Desolation of Smaug Flyer

Smaug’s Revenge

Bilbo’s Exam

Gandalf’s Quest

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Doctor Who Party–The Hurricane Branch of the Washington County Library System


If you are thinking of having a Doctor Who party, and why shouldn’t you be, the Hurricane Branch of the Washington County Library System can get you started. Sarah Hall of the Hurricane Branch writes: “We had over 50 attendees – ranging from an 18-month-old (who was dressed as an Adipose) to a gentleman in his 60’s. It was so much fun!”

Here are the fliers and activities to get you started.

Doctor Party 10

Doctor Who Trivia

Doctor Who Trivia answers

Consonants for Gallifreyian

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Vote for Your Favorite Companion

Doctor Who Display March 2011

Lauren Zachary of Cedar City Library reminds us that libraries are supposed to be fun!

Lauren Zachary of the Cedar City Library reminds us to have fun and play at the library. Play with programming, play with decorations, and just have fun. What we do is intrinsically fun! Click on the images for full-size fun.

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Sarah Hall’s Book Recommendations


We received a great a bunch of book recommendation brochures from Sarah Hall of the Washington County Library. They are thoughtful and beautifully designed. I have found repeatedly at my library that readers advisory makes patrons feel served better than just about anything I do at the library. Great work from Sarah Hall.

Chick Lit brochure

Contemp Teen Brochure

Epic Fantasy Teen Brochure

Horror Brochure

Magic Teen Brochure

Paranormal Teen Brochure

Tween books Brochure

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Dark Fantasy brochure

Dystopian Teen brochure

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Historical adventures brochure

Historical Romance brochure

Humor Teen brochure

Mysteries Teen brochure

Mythology based books brochure

Pop-horror twilight brochure

Science Fiction brochure

Sports brochure

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Teen Christmas brochure

True to life brochure

Urban sci-fi fantasy brochure