Blog: teens


    This Is What a Librarian Looks LIke

    If you think that all librarians are alike (perhaps stuffy grumps waiting to shush you?), you should check out these photos by Kyle Cassidy. They're a reminder of the awesome diversity in the library world. There are so many COOL librarians out there who are working hard to make the world a better place. -Andrea M Read More »

    Tags: librarians, photography


    Apparently there is such a thing as library mini golf

    I like the idea. You could create some cool mini golf holes in a library.  Especially on stairs -Sam     Read More »

    Tags: libraries, mini golf


    Rainbow Rowell at Como Park Conservatory

    Read Brave with Rainbow Rowell
      This Thursday, Rainbow Rowell will be visiting Saint Paul! The details for her main event: Thursday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.
    Como Park Conservatory
    Rainforest Auditorium, 1225 Estabrook Dr. Get your books signed and ask her any burning questions you have about Eleanor & Park. I hope to see you there! -Leslie Read More »

    Tags: Read Brave


    Book Review: Brewster by Mark Slouka

    Confession: I work with teens in a library setting, but I'm not generally a huge fan of YA books. *Boo* Hiss* I know, I know. Keep in mind there are exceptions, for one, I loved Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl. (Ms. Rowell, by the way, is doing multiple Read Brave events in St. Paul this week that you should definitely check out if you can.) But in general, books marketed as Young Adult don't work for me. Even when I was in the target audience, you could usually find me reading adult fiction. It might be because I did not like high school, so spending more time there in any capacity is not appealing to me. Even YA fantasy, taking place well outside of the dreary, cinder block reality that is high school, still traffics in unavoidable high school emotions and... Read More »

    Tags: Alex Awards, books, Read Brave



    Beatrix*JAR animal
    They're coming! Sound art duo Beatrix*JAR is offering experimental music workshops at Rondo and the North End Teen Zone (near Rice Street Library) next month. You can learn more about the workshops and see their schedule here. I just want to take this moment to say how cool and hip and funny Bianca and Jacob are. (Bianca + Jacob = Beatrix*JAR.) Not only are they award-winning musicians, but they also make crazy little creatures like the one pictured here. You don't want to miss the chance to hang out with these two. Read More »

    Tags: Beatrix*JAR, music