Murphy Library Celebrates Teen Literature

Linda Jerome, Teen Librarian at the La Crosse Public Library, will present “Teen Books: Not Just for Teens Anymore” from Noon – 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 21 at the Institute for Campus Excellence in Murphy Library at UW-La Crosse. The event is free and open to members of the public.

Lind Jerome, Teen Librarian at the La Crosse Public Library,  Presents on the curriculum benefits of young adolescent or teen literature.

Linda Jerome, Teen Librarian at the La Crosse Public Library, presents on the curriculum benefits of young adolescent or teen literature. Photo from 2014.

Jerome will discuss how young adolescent and young adult literature can help adults connect to middle school aged children, how curriculum content areas can come out through this literature,  and challenges associated with banned teen literature.  Finally, Jerome will discuss the merits of getting a library card into the hands of young adolescents.

The presentation is sponsored by UW-La Crosse’s Murphy Library, The La Crosse Public Library and UW-L School of Education and are offered in conjunction with October’s Month of Young Adolescent Literature.  The Month of the Young Adolescent Literature focuses on the fascinating world of young adolescent and young adult literature and how it can and why it should be part of every student’s reading life. It has grown from a small section of literature directed to teens and young adults to an expansive genre that connects on many levels with readers of any generation and age. With the success and cult followings of series such as Harry Potter and The Hunger Games as well as books such as The fault in Our Stars, The Giver, The Maze Runner and many other similar books, this genre has seen a revival in recent years that has drawn in adult readers as well as teens. In short – Teen Books: Not Just for Teens Anymore.

About Linda Jerome –

Linda Jerome is the teen librarian at La Crosse Public Library and has been working with teens for the last 13 years of her 24-year library career. She finds teens to be the most fascinating, amusing and delightful group of human beings.

If you go —

What: Teen Books: Not Just for Teens Anymore
Where:  Institute for Campus Excellence, Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
When:  Wednesday, October 21 from Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Admission: Free.