Getting teens interested in reading is difficult, but it's taught me a few things: when I was a teen, I would at times cut school to just to read. Why?! (If any teens are reading this, please don't cut school.)
And: no matter how much I make flyers, display or talk about a great book that I recently read, I have to accept that some teens just do not pick up a book. Which leads me to lesson 2. I had to keep track and befriend the teens that did come in and check out books.
Last June, I reserved some LGBTQ books, made a flier proclaiming "Celebrate Pride" and displayed the books. Then I held my breath not knowing how this would go over. The books got some Read More ›