Everybody's Reading Toolkit
BLACKBURN WITH DARWEN
Sessions suitable for young women's group
To encourage young mothers 16-25yrs to make use of the library by running a group for them To explore reader development ideas and youth work ideas together in course material
Darwen Library, Blackburn
Young mothers - 16-25yrs
What took place
A series of workshops in the library that helped establish an ongoing group with crèche support that meets in Blackburn Library.
Here is the outline of two sessions designed by Paula
To find out which magazines young women like to read
Have a large selection of magazines. Working in a large group, make a list of what makes a good magazine e.g. quizzes, star signs, problem pages, fashion. Also make a list of what subjects they like to read about e.g. health, relationships, parenting. Each young person chooses a magazine from the selection and checks to see if it covers all items on the list and scores accordingly. Feedback to larger group.
Allow at least an hour
- Which magazine was the best?
- Which magazine was the worst?
- Is price a consideration?
- Do you buy magazines yourself?
- Do you think magazines should be in the library?