Shameless Plug for Kawaii-Kon 2007
This is a shameless plug for Kawaii-Kon 2007. The Hawaii State Public Library will have a YA presence at this year’s conference. This is an effort to get out and seen at a young adult event.
I have a feeling this will be what it’s like:
Me: Hey, if you show me your library card, you can get a pin or a bookmark.
Me: So what manga do you read?
Teen: manga A-Z
Me: Cool. Did you know the library has manga A-F?
Teen: Really? [trying to slip away]
Me: Try and stop by the library this summer for summer reading, manga counts too!
Teen: Uh, ok… isn’t summer reading for kids?
Me: It’s for teens too! If you’re not too busy, drop by the library!
Teen: Hey, I know you, you’re the library lady!
Me: Hi there ____! Good to see you. Thanks for stopping by the table. [slips kid undisclosed bribe]
What I’m hoping to get out of this is a new connection with more teens and YAs. I want them to know that we’re here for them and libraries have a lot to offer including borrowing stuff for free. The teens at my library know they can ask me anything and I’ll help them the best I can with helping find what they want/need. This is an effort to get to all those teens who don’t come to the library. I want them to know that the library is not just a place where you accrue fines.
Anyway if anyone has any suggestions as to other library come-ons I can employ at this event, let me know.