CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced its list of 2016 Top Ten Summer Learning Programs from its Teen Programming HQ contest.
The top ten are:
- B-Town Teens submitted by Jeanette Lehr; Monroe County Public Library; Bloomington, IN
- Create It! Camp submitted by Beth Dunston; Paris-Bourbon County Library; Paris, KY
- Escape the Library submitted by Andrea Elson; Radnor Memorial Library; Wayne, PA
- Movie Club submitted by Jeffrey Stoffer; Ak-Chin Indian Community Library; Maricopa, AZ
- Robot Extravaganza submitted by Shannon Schreur-Klein; Lee County (Florida) Library System
- Start Up Cecil: Teen Small Business Contest submitted by Katelyn McLimans; Cecil County Public Library; Elkton, MD
- Teen Filmmaking Workshop submitted by Laurie Bartz; Hedberg Public Library; Janesville, WI
- Snap and Chat Robot Maker-Overs submitted by Ellen McTyre; Mamaroneck (New York) Library
- Survive the Zombie Apocalypse: Maker Edition submitted by Laura Rancani; Cape May County (New Jersey) Library
- NCLab Coding Camps submitted by Aubrey White; Carson City (Nevada) Library
Each winner will receive a gift pack of YALSA books and swag. The recipient of the $50 Amazon gift card, who was chosen randomly from all entrants of the contest, is Jeanette Lehr. Entries were submitted via YALSA’s teen programming site, Teen Programming HQ.
YALSA’s Teen Programming HQ is one-stop shop for library staff to find and share program ideas and to network with one another around issues related to planning, implementing and evaluating library programs for and with teens. The site aims to promote best practices in programming by featuring user-submitted programs that align with YALSA’s Teen Programming Guidelines and Futures Report.
The Teen Programming HQ website is funded through a sponsorship from Best Buy and a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. To learn more, visit the Teen Programming HQ website at hq.yalsa.net.
The mission of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is to support library staff in alleviating the challenges teens face, and in putting all teens ‒ especially those with the greatest needs ‒ on the path to successful and fulfilling lives. For more information about YALSA or to access national guidelines and other resources go to www.ala.org/yalsa, or contact the YALSA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail: email@example.com.