ERIC Number: ED525703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
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Library Programs for Teens: Mystery Theater. VOYA Guides
Siwak, Karen J.
It's no mystery that fun and exciting programs bring teens into the library. Theater programs provide a venue for teens to express themselves creatively, encourage their participation in library programming, and offer them the opportunity for lively interaction with peers and adults. In "Library Programs for Teens: Mystery Theater," Karen Siwak provides readers with complete instructions for creating a successful mystery theater program. With this guide, Siwak solves the ever puzzling programming issues of timing, setting clues, props, costumes, decorations, and food. In addition to providing a basic formula for such programs, Siwak presents nine original teen-tested scripts--from the intriguing "Medieval Murder" to the hijinks of "Case of the Looney Librarian"--that will appeal to a wide variety of audiences. Reproducible graphics, flyers, bookmarks, invitations, nametags, book tie-ins, and player worksheets are included with each script. Programming is no longer perplexing with this heavily-illustrated collection of original mystery theater scripts for teens. Public and school librarians will find this volume a valuable tool for educational and entertaining programming and also for simply planning a fun party.
Descriptors: Scripts, Audiences, Drama, Programming, Library Services, Adolescents, Public Libraries, School Libraries, Guides
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Media Staff
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