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What young people have a right to expect from their library

Young people should expect from their library:

  • Participation in shaping the future of library services
  • Volunteering opportunities with younger or older library users
  • A place to develop citizenship skills and community engagement
  • Free, safe and welcoming spaces in the local community
  • Formal and informal learning support for educational attainment
  • Inspiring books and reading materials supported by positive activities
  • Information on education, training and careers opportunities

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Blog integrated into Teen Librarian UK

I have integrated a blog into the website as I am hoping to be updating the site more regularly than I have been.

Classical Comics


I received copies of the Graphic Novel Macbeth in the post today. Three editions – in the original text, modern english and simplified text. The art, format and feel of the books is fantastic. I will post a fuller impression of the books once I have had a chance to read them but at first glance they visually stunning and a joy to behold.

RSS Video

Found a brilliant short video from Common Sense Media that explains RSS:

Carnegie Shortlist

On the right I have added the list of Carnegie Award books for 2007.

First post….

So I have decided to start a blog for the website just to keep track of what I am doing with the system for worldwide Teen Librarian domination.

Big news is that the newsletter (Teen Librarian Monthly) is a year old this month. I had hoped to redesign the title header but that will have to wait.

How well do you know your edgy teen fiction? – Answers

1 Burke and Hare.
2 Worked in a Private Investigator’s office.
3 Ethiopia.
4 Robert Cormier.
5 Ty.
6 Cockroach.
7 A letter to my captor.
8 Robinson Crusoe.
9 Whoopi Goldberg.
10 The main characters in his novel ‘Doing it’ – Ben, Jonathan and Dino.
11. They have all been banned or challenged in American libraries.
12 Hayling Island.
13 Huntingdon’s Disease
14. Tossing a coin to make decisions.
15. Belfast
16 Patrick
17 Her sister
18. Leicester
19 Mr B
20 A snowflake tattoo