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Amy Alessio

Born: N/A
Pen Name: Julia Curtin

Connection to Illinois: Alessio is a teen librarian at the Schaumburg Township District Library.

Biography: Amy Alessio is an award winning librarian and an author. Her first young adult mystery was published in 2013 and she has adult mystery stories published in anthologies and on Kindle with recipes - ''Treasures'', ''Missing Andy'', ''Felled by Fruitcake'' and ''Hearts and Daggers''. A teen librarian at the Schaumburg Township District Library, she has edited professional titles, including ''Excellence in Library Services for Young Adults'' and ''Missing''. Her recent reference titles include the co-authored ''A Year of Programs for Teens 2'' and ''Mind Bending Mysteries for Teens''. Amy has published articles on books, author marketing and social media. She also reviews adult and teen titles for national publications, including Booklist and and has served on the American Library Association's Young Adult Library Services Association board.Amy also presents Vintage Cooking and Crafting presentations based on her popular blog.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Young adult readers

Amy Alessio on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

A year of programs for millennials and more
ISBN: 9780838913321 OCLC: 903473734

A collection of programming ideas, with a target audience from late teens to millennials into their forties. Includes suggestions for marketing the programs, and examines the needs and takeaway goals for each program. Programs are arranged through the calendar year.

A year of programs for teens /
ISBN: 0838909035 OCLC: 68373210

American Library Association, Chicago : 2007.

Offers a collection of activities for every month of the year, including a photography contest and a "Love Stinks Chocolate Fest" for February.

  A year of programs for teens 2
ISBN: 9780838910511 OCLC: 601086457

American Library Association, Chicago : 2011.

In this sequel to the book that takes teen services to a new level (Adolescence), YA experts Amy J. Alessio And Kimberly A. Patton present entirely new content while building on their previously successful formula. This volume offers themed book lists and read-alikes as well as appendixes with reproducible handouts for the various programs. This invaluable collection includes.

Club programs for teens :
ISBN: 9780838913345 OCLC: 903436514

Want to keep the momentum going after a successful teen event? That one off can easily be turned into a popular monthly club that will keep young adults coming back. Designed to be used in school or public library settings, this themed program guide offers guidance on how to handle summer, winter, and year-round reading programs, with activities ranging from easy to elaborate; provides activities useful for libraries with monthly teen clubs as well as those who want to plan occasional fun events; and saves planning time and offers maximum flexibility by cross-referencing programs by themes, allowing one program to be used with different audiences. Includes resource lists, readalikes, tips for success, and lessons learned from programs that went awry

  Taking the high ground /
ISBN: 1940310008 OCLC: 859747144

The beginning: Having a cop for an uncle was like have a big brother in the 1984 sense; he was always watching. Troy already called the house this morning to ask Mom if I'd written everything down for the police report. I knew if I didn't get something down soon he'd come over here to "help." It was hard to know where to start. I never thought I would have to explain how I helped catch a murderer or how I almost got killed myself.

The heat of the moment :
ISBN: 1590805968 OCLC: 191065054

Echelon Press, Laurel, MD : ©2008.