Enticing teenagers into the library by: Clare Snowball Faculty of Media, Society and Culture, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
Click on the title for an excellent and informative article on enticing teens into the library by Clare Snowball.
That is how the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer was described to me by a friend (who shall remain nameless lest his life be threatened by hordes of fangirls). I have not read the series yet as the waiting list is over a month long in my local library, my name is down to receive the books when my turn comes round and I shall form an opinion once I have read them. They are proving to be incredibly popular and as a colleague said in passing: “Anything that gets teens to read has to be good for libraries!”
There is even a facebook site dedicated to girls who have decided not to wait for Prince Charming and instead are waiting for their Edward Cullen to arrive, it has just under 50 000 members at present. I have read that in America a number of bookstores and libraries have held Twilight midnight proms (to celebrate the release dates of the books). Going by the level of popularity the movie version has been experiencing and by extension the book series, it should be possible to hold similar events in UK Libraries (pending health & safety checks of course).
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