How to Run a Virtual Fortnite Program for Tweens

Fortnite: the unstoppable tween phenomenon that libraries can’t ignore. From the never ending conversations with kids about llamas and boogie bombs, to the piles of Unofficial Fortnite Guide books, and over 350 million players… Fortnite is here and it is here to stay. Most public libraries learned to embrace Fortnite in some way before the… Read More How to Run a Virtual Fortnite Program for Tweens

Two YA Books to Watch For in 2021: The Project and You Have a Match

The Project by Courtney Summers (February 2, 2021) Aspiring journalist and nineteen-year-old Lo works as an assistant for a prestigious news outlet. She’ll never be more than an assistant… Unless she manages to scoop an exclusive expose. When she witnesses a gruesome suicide connected to The Unity Project, she becomes pulled back into a world… Read More Two YA Books to Watch For in 2021: The Project and You Have a Match

How to Make Your Live Virtual Storytimes Sparkle

When COVID-19 hit, librarians around the world started offering virtual storytimes: some prerecorded, and some live. Many of us who opted for prerecorded have now shifted to live virtual storytimes, due to having less time to edit, changes in publisher copyright allowances, or because our website now has a full roster of storytime videos and… Read More How to Make Your Live Virtual Storytimes Sparkle

YA Book Reviews: Bloom, Cinderella Is Dead, and Rules for Being a Girl

What if the biggest threat to humanity wasn’t climate, disease, war, or monsters… but plants?

Thick, seemingly invincible black grass starts growing all over the world. It invades crops, destroys houses, and emits a dangerous pollen that everyone is allergic to. Everyone except for three young teens from British Columbia: Anaya, Petra, and Seth.… Read More YA Book Reviews: Bloom, Cinderella Is Dead, and Rules for Being a Girl