Youth Week promotion

Using your Drug Info resources to promote awareness of alcohol and illicit drug use to young people.

Book display at Moree

Drug Info display at Moree

Many libraries are involved in events and activities during Youth Week. You can use your Drug Info resources to promote awareness of alcohol as well as illicit drug use during Youth Week and at other times of the year.

Information resources to promote

Books

Use these books from your Drug Info collections in library displays: 

  • Healthy spirit, healthy community: a guide to drugs and alcohol within our community
  • A quick guide to drugs & alcohol, 3rd edition

Pamphlets

The following free pamphlets are available to order or download from the Your Room website:

  • Drug Facts booklets - a range of 15 titles including alcohol, cannabis, inhalants and caffeine and energy drinks
  • Your pocket guide to a good night out
  • Your guide to dealing with grog
  • NCPIC cannabis pamphlets
  • Not Our Way ice and pharmaceutical drugs campaign booklets

Downloads

Website

Ideas for Activities

Drug facts

Use your  Drug Info collection, including the NSW Health Drug Facts booklet collection as inspiration and resources for the following activities during Youth Week:

  • run the Drug Facts Street Names Quiz in your library
  • make a graffiti art wall on poster paper with facts about drugs, slogans, myths and messages about where to get help
  • host a scavenger hunt – offer drug fact related questions. When participants answer correctly you can give them a tip on how to find the next clue. Whoever gets to the finish line first wins a prize! 
  • use the Know Your Drug Facts Activity Sheet to run a group activity
  • hold your own mini drug and alcohol expo with an info display of Drug Facts booklets, Know Your Standards resin kit and related books.  Create a poster for your event or use the NSW Health Drug Facts booklets covers (print images from the Your Room website)
  • team up with your local CDAT or other community organisation to host a drug and alcohol free event in your library or local area and use the kit to provide drug fact information
  • set up your Know Your Drug Facts display in your Youth Area
  • hand out promotional packages and show bags
  • set up a poster display in your library foyer or throughout your library space
  • take your Drug Facts or resin kit along to any pop-up library events.

Make a mocktail

Use the Literary Mocktails resources to hold a mocktail making demonstration or serve mocktails at your youth-related event. You could also hold your own literary-themed mocktail competition.

Games

Host a games afternoon or night.

Items for loan

Drug Info has a range of items, including beer goggles, available for loan for your library event or promotion.

Promotion and reporting

Promotional material

Promotional material items such as pens, postcards, Know Your Standards pocketcards and showbags are available to order for your event or activity.

Reporting

IMPORTANT! Don't forget to report your event or activity to Drug Info via our online form.

Report your Youth Week event

Social Media

Twitter, Facebook and other forms of social media are effective methods of communication. You could use these channels to provide links to useful online resources in order to reinforce the messages and to support people to make informed decisions and choices about drinking and/or drug use. 

Use the following hashtags on Twitter (and Instagram/Tumblr):
#nswpubliclibraries
#druginfolibsnsw