Teens Have Style: Fashion Programs for Young Adults at the Library
Sharon Snow and Yvonne Reed
8½ x 11
Year Published: 2013
This book presents fashion as a way to offer a fun and interesting program for teens in the library —and not just for girls. Today's fashion-savvy teenaged guys are just as likely to be eager participants.
For library staff who are looking for programs that will bring teenaged girls (and boys) back to the library —something that is inexpensive, quick, and easy; and that requires minimal staff and space —Teens Have Style is a perfect answer. Even better, this program provides opportunities for librarians to partner within their community.
Teens Have Style: Fashion Programs for Young Adults at the Library provides an easy-to-follow template for creating popular programs within the public or school library setting that will capture the attention of most teenaged girls.
In Teens Have Style, librarians will find programs they can adapt to their individual style or specific age range of their younger patrons, such as getting ready for the prom, making jewelry, decorating sneakers, creating a "green" outfit from recycled materials, and many more. All of the ideas are flexible and can be matched to other educational programs or to fit the library's needs, regardless of its size. For example, school librarians can partner with art teachers to orchestrate a "Fashion as Art" program, which challenges students to identify a painting that they like and then to create an outfit that reflects the style and feel of that work of art.