Innovative Programs for Tweens

To a packed house on February 8, Andrea Vaughn and Lisa Goldstein presented the creative programs they’ve developed for tweens at the Central Library of the Brooklyn Public Library.

The children’s librarians encounter a captive audience of campers every summer through their partnership with Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program (BCAP). The librarians engage this audience with original programs featuring popular themes like A Day at Hogwarts and Spy School of Brooklyn, and Supernatural Creatures. Sometimes their creativity is sparked by pop culture phenomenons like the YouTube video Creme that Egg! that inspired a program in which tweens create their own Rube Goldberg machine.

Andrea and Lisa have provided links to handouts from their presentation – please see this month’s Teen Direct or contact youth services for the information. If you missed this program, you also missed the free copy of Kiki Magazine, but not to worry: you can look online for a sample issue of this smart magazine for tween girls.

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