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Creating Community through Dynamic Teen Book Discussion Groups

November 7, 2010
Short Title
Creating Community through Dynamic Teen Book Discussion Groups

Learn about creating book discussion groups for teens that augment what they do at school, and encourage discussion and conversation skills. 


How do teens learn the fine art of conversation? A teen book group can be the perfect forum for creating meaningful dialogue, developing listen and communication skills, discussing existential issues common to all, and building community. Teens with good conversation skills have a great advantage when they enter the wider world. Find out how to help them develop communication and conversation skills—while having fun!

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1 hour

Ellen Snoeyenbos,YA librarian, Duxbury Free Library

Presenter Ellen Snoeyenbos,YA librarian at the Duxbury Free Library, has held a weekly book discussion group for teens for the past six years. She views YA fiction as a perfect vehicle for exploring larger issues and perspectives with teens.

Library Type
School (K-12)
Young Adult
Job Functions
Resources and Program Starters