Boston-area Libraries Pay Attention to Teen Users

Good piece about YA librarianship at its best from the Boston Globe. Vicki Solomon, YA librarian at Cambridge (MA) Public Library wanted to better serve her patrons,

So she put together a 16-member board of junior and high school students, as well as one very ''well-read" sixth-grader.

Their mandate was to recommend books, CDs, and DVDs that the library should acquire, invite guest authors, and start other activities that could make the library a teen hub.

'The library is a great place to socialize," said Sonia Booth, 17, a member of the board. Booth has been involved in library groups since she was young. 'It is a great way to spend my time because it is such a great atmosphere.'

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