Pop Goes the Library

Using Pop Culture to Make Libraries Better.

by Sophie Brookover, Liz Burns, Melissa Rabey, Susan Quinn, John Klima, Carlie Webber, Karen Corday, and Eli Neiburger. We're librarians. We're pop culture mavens. We're Pop Culture Librarians.


Teens' Top Ten

As Pop mentioned in October, during Teen Read Week teens had a chance to vote for their "top ten" books, sponsored by YALSA.

The results are in:

Girls In Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares

The Truth about Forever
by Sarah Dessen

Looking For Alaska by John Green

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

The Gangsta Rap by Benjamin Zephaniah

Teen Idol by Meg Cabot

The Garden by Elise Aidinoff

How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater by Marc Acito

So now that we know that, other than seeing what ones we've read (2 out of 10!) and what ones our library owns (9 out of 10), what can we do with this information?

Programming ideas: take this list to your TAB or Book Discussion Group and find out if they agree! Discuss with your teens whether they want to use the original YALSA list for voting for local TTT or if they want to just vote.

Do you have adult book discussion groups? You can promote this to adults -- "what are teens reading today?". What a great device to start dialogue between the generations.


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