ERIC Number: ED418718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Sizzling Summer Reading Programs for Young Adults.
Kan, Katharine L.
A summer reading program can be designed to attract not just those teenagers who love to read, but also nonreaders who have yet to experience the joy of reading. This book gathers from library literature and previously unpublished accounts of recent programs and provides information about different kinds of summer reading programs designed especially for young adults. Projects, activities, and services from libraries across the United States are presented. The book is organized by the following sections: "General Incentive Programs"; "Thematic Programs"; "Special Programs and Activities"; "Beyond Reading: Youth Participation"; and "Programs Serving Teens with Special Needs." While the emphasis of the book is on summer reading programs, it also describes other types of programs in libraries that provide teenagers with opportunities to learn new skills: surfing the Internet and other computer programs and working as volunteers in a variety of tasks from shelving books to performing for children. (AEF)
Descriptors: Activities, Adolescents, Internet, Library Services, Public Libraries, Reading Interests, Reading Motivation, Reading Programs, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Summer Programs, Volunteers, Youth Programs
American Library Association, 155 North Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606-1719 ($25 nonmembers; $22.50 members); phone: 800-545-2433.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Young Adult Library Services Association, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: Special Needs Children