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Event Name:Teen Summer Reading 2018: Libraries Rock!
Description:Teen Summer Reading Workshop is back and we will be holding it this year on Thursday, February 1st, 2018 at the Twinsburg Public Library!  Featured ideas will include incorporating music into coding, music pop culture through the decades and End of Summer Reading parties.
ATTENTION ATTENDEES: Please bring an idea to share during our ‘round the room program share time. It can be any successful program your library has done and doesn’t necessarily have to be related to summer reading.
To make the most of this great event, we also need attendees to bring handouts of crafts and decoration ideas. Poster sessions/demos are welcome, too. If you will be bringing handouts or would like to set up a poster session please email
 Featured Presenters:
Jennifer Haag and Alex Ward-Cuyahoga County Public Library
Get your tweens and teens rocking with fun music themed programs this summer and beyond.  Turn a nursery rhyme into a rap song, incorporate hip hop and other dance forms into SCRATCH programming, make history come alive through Hamilton inspired programming, see and hear music come alive with Snap Circuits, and brainstorm together to discover even more wonderful opportunities to rock your library!
Jennifer Haag is head of Children's Services at the Fairview Park Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library where she has worked since June 2016.  Prior to that she was head of Children's Services at the Garfield Heights Branch for ten years where she developed youth programming utilizing the branch's sound and video recording studios.  Jennifer loves music and performing and likes to include both in library programs for a variety of ages whenever possible.
Alex Ward is a Branch Services Assistant in Children's at the Fairview Park Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library where he has worked since August 2016.  Prior to that he was a teacher at Cleveland High School for Digital Arts with experience in a variety of different technologies.  Alex loves to think outside the box when it comes to library programming and likes to make technology accessible to youth.
 Amanda Latva and Molly Theil - Conneaut Public Library
"Library of Rock" - by Amanda Latva (Young Adult Coordinator) and Molly Theil (Youth Services Assistant)
The Conneaut Public Library's teen department will cover pop culture beginning in the 1950s to today in their six week summer reading program in a hip and cool atmosphere! From the risque dance moves of Elvis Presley to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" premier to the NSYNC/Backstreet Boyfriend fights... Amanda and Molly have it all! Listen in as they discuss weekly activities, crafts, and more for "Libraries Rock 2018"!
Sean Rapacki and Brittany Craig - Medina County District Library
Sean is the Teen Librarian at MCDL and will be discussing their Summer Reading Game in which the library uses Wandoo Reader software from Evanced to run an online summer reading game for teens. Teens can record the amount of time they spend reading and challenges they have finished in order to win prizes and rewards. Each of the branches has a prize wheel that teens come in to spin to determine which prizes they will receive. Sean will also be discussing Medina’s Teen End of Summer Reading party for all participants. Brittany Craig is the Teen Librarian at the Brunswick branch of the Medina County District Library and will be discussing school outreach and programming to improve Summer Reading participation among teens.


Jennifer Kuczek-The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County
Jennifer will discuss two successful summer reading programs she has done during the past few years. The first, Hogwarts Summer School, saw 43 tweens and teens dressed as their favorite wizard get hands-on with various activities, potions and spells! The second, Drama Camp, grades 4-9 get to learn about various aspects of theater, including auditions, casting and more, then the present the show to family and friends.
Event Date:02-01-18
Event Time:09:30 AM - 03:30 PM Eastern
Location:Twinsburg Public Library
10050 Ravenna Rd.
Twinsburg, OH 44087

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Contact Person:Rachelle Perry
(phone: 330-655-0531)
Details:Who should attend: Anyone interested in learning more about Teen Summer Reading ideas

Competency:  Programming

GEO Cost:      $50.00
Bronze Cost:  $37.50
Silver Cost:    $25.00
Gold Cost:     FREE

There is an additional $15 surcharge for facility use and amenities.

We encourage you to register a minimum of three (3) days in advance for this event in order to ensure that we can accommodate your full participation in terms of seating, hand-outs, food, etc.
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Thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), awarded by the State Library of Ohio.
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