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Catering to Older Teens: Programs for High School age+ - Shared screen with speaker view
Daryl
14:20
Thaks for the recording and notes! I have to leave early today for another conference
Rebecca - Ferguson Lib
15:57
Holding spacebar will unmute you temporarily!
Janice
16:49
Successful programs
Jose Alvarez
16:50
how to draw in HS patrons for library programs
Maria Zervos
16:51
how to reach older teens through social media?
Marisa Avon Library
16:54
what can we best do for the older teens NOW? for next month or so
Kim
16:58
getting teens into library
Colleen King
16:58
Keep T.A.B. engaged while we are all stuck at home for now
Rebecca - Ferguson Lib
17:06
How to advise for college right now
Emily - Cromwell
17:21
Getting in new teens for virtual programs! (Relates to what social media is working)
Alexandra Klaus
17:39
Alex from Plainville. only thing that has been successful is test prep and pizza. No summer big successes.
Jennifer @ Cragin
17:43
Summer programs with teens are hard for us. We have better luck throughout the school year. BUT we were planning to change the timing this year, which might be better
Colleen King
17:51
This will be my first summer as a teen librarian. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
Mary: Westport
18:15
Getting teens involved with the library beyond simply using the library
Alessandra @ Weston
18:54
Agreed. Scratch tickets helped us get more teens participating in summer reading.
Tracy Allen
18:55
How to get teens to invite their friends
Colleen King
19:11
What are scratch tickets?
Alessandra @ Weston
19:41
Scratch off tickets where you can purchase scratchable stickers to put on paper that reveal different prizes.
Alessandra @ Weston
19:45
You can buy on amazon.
Colleen King
19:59
Cool!! Thanks!
Rebecca - Ferguson Lib
21:18
That's so fun!
Emily - Cromwell
21:19
Very cool Kristine!
Colleen King
22:19
Could we mail out scratch off tickets? They might be excited to get them in the mail.
abbeylynch
22:30
Oh, that’s a fun idea!
Jennifer @ Cragin
22:47
Love this idea! and creating partnerships with local businesses!
Marisa Avon Library
26:05
The C2 Education in my town launched their virtual testing platform last week. They're doing free practice SAT, PSAT, and ACT tests online. C2 would just need interested teen's emails. Avon center's email is: avon@c2educate.com
Stacey Burt
26:22
Thanks Colleen--good idea!
abbeylynch
26:22
Colleen, would you be willing to share some of those resources you’ve collected?
Alessandra @ Weston
26:41
CollegeWise is doing virtual counseling for parents and teens. They have a whole schedule and they are updating on what colleges are doing.
Jennifer Larkin
27:13
Yes - I’m a high school librarian as well - perhaps reach out to the guidance department and ask for resources. I also have a whole pallet of resources on my web page for our kids to do some “wellness” activities.
Elizabeth B
27:19
Love your ideas Colleen! Thank you!
Maria Zervos
27:23
this is a great idea
abbeylynch
27:34
Thanks everyone these are so helpful!
Janice
27:46
Just an fyi that A.P. tests are going to be very different this year, so I'm not sure how our library test prep databases fit in with that. (I'm a high school librarian as well as a public librarian)
Colleen King
27:48
Absolutely! Here is the link to the google site I’ve created: https://sites.google.com/groton.k12.ct.us/fhslibrarymediacenter/home
Kymberlee Powe
28:44
Thank you Colleen
Colleen King
28:47
A lot of it is enrichment programs. But I have a page for wellness (recipes, yoga, etc.) I’m trying to add more every day. Maybe you can steal some of these ideas when putting together your teen page
Bina North Branch Bport
28:52
HOw do you make scratch tickets? Tempera paint?
Colleen King
29:19
wysa!
Matt - Westport
29:27
At Westport we are working with our HS Guidance dept to do some virtual programming related to questions that families have right now about college planning
Kristine Oulman
29:38
You cab buy them from Amazon
Jennifer Larkin
29:39
Awesome Matt!
abbeylynch
29:42
https://www.amazon.com/Pieces-Scratch-Sticker-Labels-Silver/dp/B07N3WQ8HN/ref=sr_1_4_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=scratch-off+stickers&qid=1586188415&sr=8-4-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzQzdNWFJBSU1TQ1dTJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODAwNTY2MjZNUDU3VlVNUVJBTSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMjEwMjQ5SEI5WTRHWFRPVlNRJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
abbeylynch
29:53
That’s a link to the stickers we used
Colleen King
30:48
That’s awesome, Matt! I might need to reach out to our guidance department!
Emily - Cromwell
32:32
What tech did you use for that Matt?
Daryl
32:47
I need to leave. Thanks for info and ideas!
Kymberlee Powe
33:00
No problem. Bye Daryl
Jennifer Larkin
33:36
Instagram
Jennifer Larkin
34:13
I post a lot of reminders about authors reading live - Jeff Zentner is popular with my kids and he’s doing live readings every other night.
Marisa Avon Library
34:16
they're on TikTok
abbeylynch
34:17
We have a pretty good teen following on instagram
Abbie Thompson - Putnam
34:17
Has anyone done any outreach through TikTok? it's huge right now
Kristen Carpentier
34:22
tiktok and snapchat
Ayanna- Middletown
34:23
there all on the tick tok
Jose Alvarez
34:33
Snapchat is very popular … its hard to keep up with though
Elizabeth B
34:45
My teens are on Tik Tok and instagram
Abbie Thompson - Putnam
34:45
Short videos
Jess Nelson
34:53
It’s vine raised from the dead lol
Ayanna- Middletown
34:55
Kind of like Vines if that gives reference
Abbie Thompson - Putnam
35:24
Short videos for entertainment usually
Matt - Westport
35:25
for the college testing webinar they used a product called: gotowebinar
Emily - Cromwell
35:29
Thanks Matt!
abbeylynch
36:06
I was told by my teenage cousin that if the library was on tik tok that would signify that tik tok was over :)
Tracy Allen
36:08
Tik Tok Book Tok
Janice
36:18
Lol Abbey
Jess Nelson
36:23
lol! I love that reply Anney
Jess Nelson
36:27
Abbey*
Jennifer Renk
36:29
Lol...Abbey, my kids said the same.
Colleen King
36:38
https://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/2019/08/whats-up-with-tiktok.html
Colleen King
36:46
Here is a librarian who tried it.
Stacey in Ledyard
36:47
Hilarious! And probably true Abbey!
Elizabeth B
36:47
Snap Chat only lives for 24 hours
Janice
36:50
My high schoolers told me they didn't want me to chase them on social media. :)
Emily - Cromwell
37:18
Related to social media - how are you trying to get more teens to follow you for updates now that we don't see them in person?
Jess Nelson
37:44
seems more businesses
Alessandra @ Weston
37:56
Do people have separate Instagram for teens/children than the libraries Instagram?
Jennifer Larkin
38:16
I do a huge push in the beginning of the year for followers - offer prizes (free ARCs, MOOYAH coupons, etc.) when they follow
Jose Alvarez
39:04
I put my social media handles on all of my flyers and my program of events … I get new followers this way
Tracy Allen
39:07
Follow us on Instagram for money off your fines
Emily - Cromwell
39:09
ARC giveaways are a great idea - thank you!
Jennifer Larkin
39:09
Yes - definitely! As a HS librarian - I would definitely do that!
Bina North Branch Bport
39:35
ear wax...I heard Put A little WINE in there...instead of LINE@
Jennifer @ Cragin
39:40
Our Insta account has been pretty quiet these days because I'm currently working from home. But our Facebook page is through the roof with stats
Rebecca - Ferguson Lib
39:44
We've been highlighting following us on social in email newsletter blasts
Jennifer @ Cragin
39:50
Neither is teen focused though
Jennifer Larkin
40:04
If you have a local chain restaurant/business - see if they are willing to help with prizes to offer kids for following/commenting/etc.
Abbie Thompson - Putnam
40:31
Which Party Packs do you use Emily? I know some games are a bit mature
abbeylynch
40:32
This is something we did more in person, but we kind of found out “influential teens” on instagram and encouraged them to share our posts. If you have regular teens it might be worth reaching out to them individually.
Jennifer Renk
40:50
Emily, do they need access to both a computer to see the screen and a phone to type their answers?
Alessandra @ Weston
41:02
Yes, you need two devices
Jennifer Renk
41:12
I have a book club meeting with teens later today and I was thinking of trying to use Quiplash.
Amy Berkun
41:47
favorite Jackbox game??
Bina North Branch Bport
42:36
can you list the names here. Emily?
Abbie Thompson - Putnam
42:44
Thank you so much!
abbeylynch
42:54
We might be trying a virtual game of Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective which is a little escape room vibes. I have a friend who owned the game already, but the company who makes the game is releasing some digital options I think
Emily - Cromwell
43:18
If anyone is interested in trying out Jackbox, I'm happy to schedule a Zoom meeting sometime and do it as a test program!
Abbie Thompson - Putnam
43:29
Yes!!
Emily Kalotai
43:35
I'd be interested
Emily - Cromwell
43:38
We've got Drawful 2 (a standalone), and Party Packs 3 and 4
Jennifer Larkin
43:47
Or flyers home with their takeout....
Rebecca - Ferguson Lib
44:01
One of our branches is still doing food distribution so that's an access point for signs or sandwhich boards
Jennifer Renk
44:04
Emily, I would be up for that!
Jennifer Larkin
44:12
Yes!
Jennifer Renk
44:16
I am starting this afternoon
Alessandra @ Weston
44:26
We are starting this week.
abbeylynch
44:31
book club is in the planning stages
Emily - Cromwell
44:35
We've had one and it went pretty well!
Marisa Avon Library
44:39
I had one scheduled for tomorrow and we're still doing it. Google Meet.
Jennifer Larkin
44:59
Doing ours via Zoom - it was awesome!
Rebecca - Ferguson Lib
45:22
We are doing readaloud sessions and then a zoom discussion at the end. In case no or limited access to titles
Colleen King
45:37
I love your library!! Visited during Christmas. Ivoryton is very beautiful!
Rebecca - Ferguson Lib
45:41
Yay!!!
Colleen King
47:00
I’ve been worried about Copyright laws with read-aloud online. Does anyone know if we can get in trouble for that?
Emily - Cromwell
47:09
Our teen book club was a genre one where they could read anything within a certain topic/theme which has translated pretty well
Emily - Cromwell
47:19
That's what we're doing Kym!
Jennifer Renk
47:46
It's Nutmeg voting month, so we're discussing our favorite Nutmegs and then I'm going to email out the online ballots to everyone.
Alessandra @ Weston
47:46
We are doing live readalouds for chapter books, only from authors that explicitly expressed permission to do so. Not going by Publishers.
Marisa Avon Library
47:47
each publisher has different rules for reading copyrighted material online. A lot are temporary use, only have it up until end of April or May, etc
abbeylynch
47:49
The game Bring Your Own Book might translate well to a virtual book club meeting on google meet or zoom, and the cards are available to download online
Emily - Cromwell
48:07
Agreed Abbey! I'm planning on bringing it to our next one
Stacey in Ledyard
48:20
Anyone ever try to discuss a podcast?
abbeylynch
48:47
We have a staff member trying to do a podcast discussion club for adults but it hasn’t started yet
Matt - Westport
48:53
Love the discuss a podcast idea have not tried it yet
Emily - Cromwell
49:07
Podcasts are a great idea!
Colleen King
49:26
Sorry! Lol. I will investigate that further.
Alessandra @ Weston
49:36
Just did a Podcast for my brother's google classroom recommending books. Podcasts are great! Kids loved it!
Emily - Cromwell
49:53
Our teens get a huge kick out of Bring Your Own Book!
Stacey in Ledyard
50:43
But the best podcasts can be tricky. Which are appropriate for teens? Is swearing and multiple sexualities a problem in your areas? Which one did you do?
Emily - Cromwell
51:11
I'm also considering webcomics for our book club as well
Marisa Avon Library
51:18
about to record my first teen book podcast today! With awesome cohost Mary from Colchester Public Library
Rebecca - Ferguson Lib
51:23
yes!
Emily - Cromwell
51:33
Let us know when it's available Marisa!
Emily Kalotai
51:39
Please do!
Ashley - Cromwell
51:56
Yes I would love to listen Marisa!
Marisa Avon Library
51:57
will do! Dibs, it is called The Book Jam
abbeylynch
51:57
To podcasts that I listen to that are “family friendly” but not specifically for kids are Dr. Gameshow and Judge John Hodgman. They aren’t so “discussible” but they are a lot of fun.
Jennifer @ Cragin
51:57
Grace Lin has one for kids (But might be ok for teens) called #kidsaskauthors
Alessandra @ Weston
52:05
Use Anchor, create your own, it's super easy!
abbeylynch
52:11
*two
Marisa Avon Library
52:47
sidenote Anchor.fs can record, and host your podcast for free. Can your your phone and headphones
Elizabeth B
53:08
Thank you!
Alessandra @ Weston
53:12
Yes, Marisa! What is your podcast called, I will subscribe!
Marisa Avon Library
53:13
anchor.fm is the website
Emily - Cromwell
53:38
We're having our first meeting tomorrow
Emily Kalotai
53:52
We've had one meeting so far
abbeylynch
53:53
can you repeat the question, sorry kym
Jennifer Larkin
53:54
I have a HS group - but we are not meeting now
Marisa Avon Library
54:13
"The Book Jam"
Marisa Avon Library
54:14
Marisa, a Teen Librarian, and Mary, an Adult and Teen Services Librarian, talk about books! What kind of books? Young Adult, Middle Grade, Graphic Novels, Audio books, LGBTQIA, and more! Come jam with us.
Jennifer Larkin
54:15
I don’t want to overwhelm them right now
abbeylynch
54:20
we aren’t meeting right tnow
Rebecca - Ferguson Lib
54:29
Ours will meet on zoom this month
Jennifer Larkin
54:36
And just getting used to the distance learning…
Emily - Cromwell
54:41
I honestly wasn't planning on having it but they asked for it!
Marisa Avon Library
54:46
I plan on holding a TAB meeting via Google Meet, I will read book summaries and let them vote, thumbs up or thumbs down, if we should buy them or not. I do a dramatic reading of the book summary
Alessandra @ Weston
54:51
Okay, I will subscribe to the Book Jam!
Stacey in Ledyard
55:41
Thanks Marisa!
Emily - Cromwell
55:50
Looking forward to listening Marisa!
Jennifer Renk
56:16
I've seen other libraries doing Online Prom since a lot of kids have already brought dresses. Thoughts?
Rebecca - Ferguson Lib
56:16
yes please
Alessandra @ Weston
56:19
Those of you doing Zoom programs for teens right now or going to do virtual programs for summer, how are you monitoring them if you are using breakout rooms. We want to do our Fandom and do breakout rooms, but we think we will need cohosts in each room. Any advice?
Jennifer Larkin
56:38
Our kids use Khan Academy
Jennifer @ Cragin
56:44
awesome - thanks Kym!
Jennifer Larkin
56:45
They all have accounts
Alessandra @ Weston
56:46
CollegeWise is doing virtual webinars to help with financial aid, applications, info on test prep
Emily - Cromwell
56:50
Thank you so much Kym!
Colleen King
56:53
That sounds great! Thanks Kym!
Abbie Thompson - Putnam
56:58
Thank you!
Amy Berkun
57:15
That's awesome Kym! Thanks!
Kim
57:19
that would be great
Janice
57:28
Sounds great thx!
Emily - Cromwell
01:00:14
Could you turn off your video so it feels less like you're in the room with them?
Janice
01:01:59
I'm getting so much out of this meeting of public librarians and school librarians. It's often hard/impossible for school librarians to physically attend the roundtables. When things get back to normal, could we consider holding some of these teen librarian roundtables virtually, maybe in the late afternoon after school gets out?
Colleen King
01:02:16
I second that!!
Ayanna- Middletown
01:02:28
What Janice said!!!!
Abbie Thompson - Putnam
01:02:30
Same, I'm in Putnam and everything can be far away!
Emily - Cromwell
01:02:30
If anyone did want to do a test Jackbox/Zoom program, feel free to send me an email and I can try to set something up! (emills@cromwellct.com)
Stacey in Ledyard
01:03:04
Thanks Emily!
Rebecca - Ferguson Lib
01:03:20
Kym thanks for doing all this. It helps to feel connected.
Janice
01:03:22
Awesome - thank you!
Emily - Cromwell
01:03:28
Thanks Alessandra!
Jennifer @ Cragin
01:03:29
Will you send out a sign up Alessandra?
Alessandra @ Weston
01:03:41
Yes, CLC was sending it out today
Jennifer @ Cragin
01:03:52
Awesome -thanks!
Jennifer Larkin
01:04:02
Thank you!
Abbie Thompson - Putnam
01:04:22
Thank you so much, nice to meet everyone!
Janice
01:04:22
Very helpful - thank you!
Sandy DiCicco
01:04:26
super helpful, thank you!
Elizabeth B
01:04:30
This has been fantastic! Thank you!
Rebecca - Ferguson Lib
01:04:39
awwwwww
Maria Zervos
01:04:46
very helpful- thank you for everyone's ideas
Amy Berkun
01:04:50
thank you!!
Emily Kalotai
01:04:53
Thank you everyone!
Mary: Westport
01:04:58
Thanks, Kym.
Rebecca - Ferguson Lib
01:05:01
Hang in there everyone!
Rebecca: East Lyme PL
01:05:02
Thank you
Ayanna- Middletown
01:05:02
Kym you rock. Thank you for all you do !!!!!
Kim
01:05:05
Thanks!
Jess Nelson
01:05:08
Thank you!
Matt - Westport
01:05:16
Thank you, Kym!
abbeylynch
01:05:17
Thanks Kym! Thanks everyone!
Emily - Cromwell
01:05:19
Thank you for everything Kym!
Jose Alvarez
01:05:22
thank you every one! Stay safe :)
Marisa Avon Library
01:05:30
thank you!
Abbie Thompson - Putnam
01:05:36
Anyone know how to save chat from iPad?