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Think Outside the Book: Revitalizing Your Teen Summer Reading Program

  • February 23, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


  • Any staff member of a LILRC Institutional Member or a LILRC Retired Member
  • For staff and members of any other councils.


Encouraging teens to participate in the summer reading program is a yearly struggle. Completely revamping your program's structure could be the key to increasing participation and piquing teens' interest in future library programs and services.

This presentation will share how offering teens the option to review all types of media, along with a prize system overhaul, led to a successful summer reading program. We will share tips on how to make your program more flexible and engaging, while also remaining manageable for staff.

Barbara Mickowski has worked at the Oceanside Library for over 25 years serving as Head of Young Adult Services since 2007. Her responsibilities include planning and programming for all teen and tween events, She is a member of YASD and has served their Board as VicePresident, President and currently serves as the Membership Chair. Barbara has served as a Director of NCLA and presently is the co-chair of the Annual Dinner Committee.

Gabriella Trinchetta is a Teen Librarian at the Oceanside Library. She earned her MSLIS from St. John's University in 2019, where she worked as a graduate assistant in the Division of Library and Information Science. Gabriella has experience working in both children's and adult services. Currently, she is focused on increasing teens' interest in library services by finding ways to better meet their evolving needs. Gabriella is a member of the NCLA Young Adult Services Division and is newly serving as the Marketing/PR Committee chairperson.

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For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org.

Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)

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