Teen Holiday Display: Tradition Tree

For my December Teen Display, I wanted to do something inclusive and festive. So I decided to create a “Tradition Tree” and put it up in the Teen Section. I created book ornaments using our Ellison Die Cut Machine. I also hung Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa banners in the windows, along with correlating fiction titles. Then I invited our teens to write down their favorite holiday traditions and place them on our tree.

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So far, this has been a really great passive program. In the first two days alone, ten teenagers have hung ornaments on our tree! I like this display because it celebrates the diversity of our traditions, rather than a generic “happy holidays.” Individually unique, together complete. 🙂 Here’s to the holidays!

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Swirly Paperclip Bracelet Craft: Redux

So…we finally did it! I held my inaugural tween/teen craft at the library and ten girls showed up! We had so much fun making swirly paperclip bracelets together that I just had to post the photos!

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I highly recommend this craft for the tween/teen girls in your life. It took some patience and perseverance, but the end results were beautiful! More importantly, we had fun!