Erinn Batykefer, MLIS

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YA Lit for Adults

Young Adult Literature has a ton of appeal for adults (no matter what Joel Stein has to say on the matter). At Monona Public Library, where I did a summer … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

We Own the Night: Program Ideas

The 2012 Summer Reading Program theme for Teens is “We Own The Night.  Check out my Cheap Program Ideas pinboard on Pinterest to find a bunch of cool craft ideas, … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

YA Steampunk & Neo-Victorian Booklists

My YA Steampunk Reads Pinterest board is a growing resource, with new pins added regularly to showcase Steampunk books, movies, websites, and videos. Click here to access a PDF version … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

YA Poetry Resources

There are questions every librarian dreads at the Help Desk.  They’re different for everyone, but they come from the same place: feeling like you don’t have the know-how or resources … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

What to read after…the Twilight Saga

Finding read-alikes for Twilight is something of a hard case.  It was a phenomenon– everyone read it, including people who don’t normally read “paranormal romance,” teen lit, or anything having … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

What is…Steampunk / Neo-Victorian Lit?

I decided to look into more steampunk/neo-Victorian lit for teens because I’ve had quite a few questions about it at the Middleton Youth Services Help Desk.  The YALSA Reader’s Choice … Continue reading

April 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

What to read after… The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Chances are, with the Hunger Games movie in theaters, you have a horde of teens (and everyone else!) asking to read the books, and then looking for something new and … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

What to read after… The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

  I loved the first three Mortal Instruments novels: City of Bones, City of Ashes, and City of Glass. To me, this series was a perfect blend of things I … Continue reading

April 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Library Kit: Teaching Teens the Art of Light Photography | Library as Incubator Project

The “Teaching Teens the Art of Light Photography Kit” was contributed to the Library as Incubator Project by Michael Cherry, Teen Programming Specialist at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (Evansville, IN). … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Share Haiku at the library: Kukai poetry program

I just met Sari Grandstaff, a wonderful school librarian from New York state.  With her keen expertise on all things Haiku, I blogged about National Haiku Poetry day for the … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

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