Although teen services covers ages 12 to 18, a world of developmental changes and interest levels exist within those six short years. Teens offer a range of opportunities for public libraries, not simply as patrons, but also as advocates and volunteers.
Special features of the book include:
- Basic information on the fundamental services and programs for teens
- Reasons for providing services to teens
- Examples of successful teen programs, complete with lists of needed supplies and potential costs, that can generally be performed by one or two staff members
- Checklists and forms
Teen Services Today: A Practical Guide for Librarians gives all library staff the tools they need to work with teens. Whether you are the teen librarian, the clerk who’s been assigned to ‘do something’ about teens or the branch manager who sees an underserved population, this book will provide you with the building blocks to create successful relationships with the teens who use your library.