Boys, books and all that jazz

In July I attended the PLVN children’s and youth service seminar: boys, books & all that jazz.

The seminar featured popular American YA author Paul Griffin in conversation with author Archie Fusillo about engaging Boys with Books.

Adele Walsh from the Centre for Youth Literature spoke about the books featured on the Inky Awards Longlist and we were treated to the storyteller/entertainer Grant Cottrell.

The seminar concluded with a group discussion between the staff attending from various libraries about innovative library spaces, National Year of Reading ideas, Boys & Books programs. Ideas such as Lego Clubs, Minecraft evenings or a Silent Disco were floated around. I’d really love to hear what your library has done done to engage boys with books!


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