Audio Podcast

Teacher Librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka host a monthly podcast called Loud in the Library which focuses on books and reading.

All My Main Characters are Me – A Conversation with E. Lockhart

Teacher Librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka present “All My Main Characters are Me – A Conversation with E. Lockhart” in which Chris and Tracy speak with young adult author E. Lockhart about her new book Genuine Fraud, the value of humor in books, and her research of pranks.

Express Checkout – Scary Books Edition

Teacher Librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka welcome October by discussing the value of scary books. They share some of their favorite books of horror and suspense, as well as discussing other young adult titles that are new and upcoming. They also spend a very small amount of time discussing gummy bears.

I Love Smart Books – A Conversation with Meg Medina

Teacher Librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka present “I Love Smart Books – A Conversation with Meg Medina” in which Chris speaks with author Meg Medina about soft censorship, researching Burn, Baby, Burn, and some of her favorite reads, including those of her friends Kwame Alexander, Lamar Giles, and Ellen Oh.

Express Checkout – Evil Genius Episode

Teacher Librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka kick off Season 2 of Loud in the Library, their podcast about books and reading. They’ve changed up the format and will now be publishing 2 shorter podcasts each month. This episode shares a reading list for topsy-turvy times and highlights exciting new books soon to be released.

Ep. 012: The Power of Seeing Yourself in Stories

Teacher Librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka present “Loud in the Library Ep. 012: The Power of Seeing Yourself in Stories” in which they speak with YA mystery author Lamar Giles about his research trip to Vegas for his latest book “Overturned”, his literary influences as a young man, and the thrill of meeting fellow Edgar Award nominee Stephen King.

Summer Reading List 2017 – Promo Edition

Teacher librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka introduce listeners to their summer reading list, which includes 60 books, ranging from elementary to adult titles. Whether you’re a fan of mysteries, historical fiction, or biographies, you should be able to find a book or two on this list that suits your reading tastes. Enjoy!

Ep. 011: Ignore Your Teachers If They Yell At You

Teacher Librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka present “Loud in the Library Ep. 011: Ignore Your Teachers if They Yell at You” in which they speak with YA graphic novelist and children’s book author Victoria Jamieson about her start as an artist, her life as a doodler, and her upcoming graphic novel “All’s Faire in Middle School”.

Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

Teacher Librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka present Loud in the Library’s “Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely” in which they, along with KDL librarian Kip Odell, speak with ya authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely about their novel “All American Boys”. They discuss race and racism, white privilege, and police brutality, as well as their process of collaboration and whether they’re planning to write together again.

Ep. 010: Desire and Longing and Disillusionment

Teacher Librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka present “Loud in the Library Ep. 010: Desire and Longing and Disillusionment” in which they speak with mystery writer Megan Abbott about the authors that inspired her, how she writes her teen girl characters, what she’s reading these days, and why she can never, ever, ever be a Yankees fan.

Ep 009: Living in Man World

Teacher Librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka present “Loud in the Library Ep. 009: Living in Man World” in which they speak with Jon Scieszka about the medal he received as national ambassador for young people’s literature, his Guys Read literacy program, and his television viewing habits (both past and present).

Loud in the Library’s next episode will be released on March 15th and will feature an interview with author Megan Abbott.