How Can You Entice Teens to Your Library Programs?

What carrot can you have the library offer to motivate an audience to show up?

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5 Ways to Encourage Schools to Read Your Book Before Your Visit

It’s a no-brainer: before you visit a school, all the kids should’ve have heard or read your books. . . But — is it just me, or is this happening less and less? Here’s how to encourage schools to introduce your books to kids.

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Author Visit Survey

Dear Readers – Are you a published author and a member of SCBWI? I have a challenge for you. My goal is to get 1,000 teachers and librarians who have hosted author visits in the past to respond to a very brief Author Visit Survey at http://tinyurl.com/kzjnutv How can you help? Send a short personal message […]

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Connecting Author Visits with Picture Book Month: Advice from Dianne de Las Casas

 If you haven’t ridden the wave of Picture Book Month activities this year, it’s never too early to start planning for next year.  My friend and founder of this celebration, Dianne de Las Casas, author, storyteller, and children’s book advocate extraordinaire, gives terrific advice on just how to do this!  +  +  + Picture Book […]

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4 Ways to Make Librarians Love Your School Visit: Advice from Toni Buzzeo

Toni Buzzeo, award-winning author, librarian and educator, has been giving great advice to authors and illustrators even long before the publication of her book, Terrific Connections with Authors, Illustrators and Storytellers: Real Space and Virtual Links, co-authored with Jane Kurtz, in 1999. Read on to find out her expert suggestions for making terrific school visit […]

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Janet Wong Shares “5 Things I’ve Learned About Doing School Visits”

1. Make an effort to keep expenses low. Recently I had the choice of driving, flying, or taking a train to a university conference where I was a speaker. Knowing that the conference was on a tight budget, I chose to drive, which saved at least $250 for the university. They reimbursed me in the loveliest […]

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