Thursday, September 8, 2011
YAYAs Are Off and Running and I’m Deep In The Heart of Texas
I'm out here deep in the heart of Texas for the Association of Rural and Small Libraries annual conference. I learned a lot last year in Denver and am excited by this year's offerings of good info for libraries just our size.
It's another year of YAYA and another batch of teen readers are ready to devour some books! (Not eat them really, but consume them as only diehard readers can.)
We had 14 who came to The Spilled Bean for our first meeting on Tuesday, September 6. Two couldn't make the meeting so we have 16 this year! Woo hoo! The largest group ever.
We have selected the first books of the year. Our October read will be Compound by S.A. Bodeen, a riveting post apocalyptic science fiction piece. For November, YAYAs will read Elsewhere, a novel by Gabrielle Zevin. She's the author the teen lockin crew got to meet online on August 5.
Our meeting times have changed. Due to cross country, track, and Interact Club meetings, we are moving the meetings to the first Tuesday of the month, 5:30 pm at the library. We will stay at the library past closing time.
Again, don't forget Bags, Baubles and Beads September 15, 16, and 17 at Reformation Lutheran Church in Taylorsville. All proceeds will go to support items for the children's area of the library. Read the following blog for more details!
Have a mighty fine day, Y'all!