Getting teens into the library

Interesting article on attracting teen library patrons, by way of yawriterblogs.

Teenagers should be treated like other patrons, she says. Some librarians, for example, hate seeing kids use computers for anything other than “hardcore homework,” says Suellentrop, co-author of the new edition of Connecting Young Adults and Libraries (Neal-Schuman Publishers). “You would not say to a 35-year-old, ‘It’s silly what you’re doing on the computer, checking your email,’ but it’s okay to say that to a seventh grader?” she says.

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