Use your summer reading program to make your teen patrons aware of the critical information available in Teen Health & Wellness. Our bookmarks and access cards are easy to print right from your computer for inclusion in your summer reading packets. Or, you can promote the database along with your summer reading program, as Fayetteville Public Library did: "We included information about the database on the back of our Teen Summer Reading Club calendar, which will be distributed to 5,000 area teens," says Sarah Terry, Communications and Marketing Manager, Fayetteville Public Library. Visit our Promotional Tools for ways to easily incorporate Teen Health & Wellness into your summer reading program.
From gaming to teen cuisine to online safety, these proven Program Ideas can help you introduce your teen patrons to Teen Health & Wellness and better integrate the database into your teen programming. School librarians can also work with health teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators to create programs focused on health, safety, and school climate. Send us your own program ideas for inclusion in an upcoming edition!
ALA User Groups
Teen Health & Wellness will be conducting a librarian user group at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA. The group will meet on Saturday, June 26, at 1:30 pm. Don't miss this opportunity for dialogue with your colleagues. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details!
We are delighted to announce that Teen Health & Wellness has been selected as one of Library Journal's Best Reference Sources of 2007.
Teen Health & Wellness has also recently been honored with a Bronze Award, Patient Education Information Web Site for Adolescents/Young Adults from the World Wide Web Health Awards. This program recognizes the best Web-based health-related content for consumers and professionals based on content, creativity, accuracy, success in reaching the targeted audience, and overall quality. The National Health Information Awards program is organized by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC), a national clearinghouse for consumer health programs and materials.
See the growing list of Teen Health & Wellness awards.
Westerly Public Library & Wilcox Park
Continuing our commitment to technology and learning, Rosen Publishing awarded one year of free access to Teen Health & Wellness to a lucky winner as part of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Teen Tech Week 2008. We are pleased to announce that our winner is Westerly Public Library & Wilcox Park, Westerly, RI.
Angel Ferria, YA Associate, is thrilled to make this important resource available to her teens, saying: "The Westerly Public Library is thankful that Rosen is awarding us a free subscription to the Teen Health & Wellness database. We're excited to offer such an important tool to teens in a way that matches their online lives! We're confident that teens will find the database a private, convenient, and authoritative source for information geared to their needs. This is a gift that will benefit many people in our area and we're grateful to win such an amazing prize."
Hononegah High School
"Teen Health & Wellness has been a great addition for Hononegah High School's library. Our health classes use this excellent resource several times each semester for research projects, and many other classes have found it useful too. The design of this database makes searching simple and the formatted source information on each page makes citing easy. Remote access is another feature that makes Teen Health & Wellness a resource that students want to access for both academic and personal information." Susan Bohn, Head Librarian, Hononegah High School, Rockton, IL
In a recent homepage poll, Teen Health & Wellness asked teens: How many hours of sleep do you get each night on average?
Almost half (48%) of teens said they get six to eight hours of sleep each night. A quarter (23%) of them sleep for four to six hours each night. A fifth (18%) get less than four hours, and a lucky 9% get more than eight hours of sleep each night.