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School Library Journal is offering a FREE, online professional development event on August 13.  SummerTeen is a daylong virtual conference for public and school librarians, focusing on the teen and children’s markets. Over 20 best-selling and debut authors will be participating...

What is your mobile strategy at the library?  Acording to the recent Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 91% of teens go online from a mobile device and African-American teens are significantly more likely than whites or Hispanics to use mobile devices...

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) is pleased to announce that Teen Reading Lounge (TRL) will launch this March in Allegheny County. Six libraries will host the program through summer 2015. Participating libraries are: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East...

February 2 Ditching Dewey: Genrefication in your Library (TL Virtual Café) The TL Virtual Cafe is committed to creating conversations about teacher-librarians, educational technology, and collaborative connections to facilitate meaningful and lifelong learning skills. February...

Life-size Candy Land game created in library. (link is no longer available but check out these images of life-sized Candy Lanes in other locations!) ...

The Thriving Cultures Program, administered by the Surdna Foundation, supports projects that connect teens to artistically rigorous and culturally relevant programs that equip them with practical skills. Learn more here. ...