Library Service to Tweens

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About the Book

This comprehensive guide to tween library services begins with a developmental description of this ever-changing group and offers practical advice about materials and programming. Criteria are provided for categorizing books, music, movies and magazines as appropriate for tweens, with special attention given to the reluctant reader. The authors discuss how to determine where tween services fit within the broader spectrum of youth services, and how to provide support for them. Information on marketing and outreach to tweens and their adults completes this essential guide.

About the Author(s)

Melanie A. Lyttle is the head of Public Services at the Madison (Ohio) Public Library. She has written for the IFLA Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section newsletter, ALSCMatters, Children and Libraries, Public Libraries Online and chapters in several anthologies. She lives in Mentor, Ohio.
Shawn D. Walsh is the Emerging Services and Technologies librarian at the Madison (Ohio) Public Library. He is a contributor to Public Libraries Online, Children and Libraries and chapters in several different library related anthologies. He lives in Hubbard, Ohio.

Bibliographic Details

Melanie A. Lyttle and Shawn D. Walsh
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 212
Bibliographic Info: index
Copyright Date: 2017
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6319-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2574-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments vi

Introduction 1

Section 1. Who Is a Tween?  3

 1. Developmental and Educational Psychology 5

 2. Current Writings on Tweens 14

 3. Tween Archetypes 23

 4. Tweens in Your Community 38

Section II. Gathering Support for Tween Services  45

 5. Administrative Support for Tween Services 47

 6. Gaining Support from Your Staff 50

 7. Collegial Support for Tween Services 53

 8. Community Support for Tween Services 58

Section III. Creating and Caring for the Tween Librarian  61

 9. Who Is the Ideal Tween Services Librarian? 63

10. Continuing Education 69

Section IV. Setting the Stage for the Tween Collection  75

11. Creating Your Tween Space 77

12. Finding Tween Materials Within Collections 80

Section V. Tween Materials  87

13. An Annotated Sample List of Tween Books 89

14. Books for the Reluctant Reader 115

15. Periodicals for Tweens 127

16. Audiovisual Materials for Tweens 132

Section VI. The Continuum of Youth Programming  145

17. Library Services for Children 147

18. Library Services for Teens and New Adults 151

Section VII. Tween Programming  155

19. Recipes for Successful and Unsuccessful Programs 157

20. Everything Old Is New Again 171

Section VIII. The Final Pieces for Successful Tween Services  181

21. Your Tween Advisory Group 183

22. Marketing to Tweens 189

23. Outreach 194

Conclusion 199

Index 201