- Adulting 101
- Anime Club
- College Preparation Academy
- Teen Advisory Board
- Teen Book Clubs
- Zine Club
SECOND THURSDAYS 4 to 5 pm. In the multipurpose room. Finances, Housing, Car Maintenance, Landing a Job, Basic Food Prep, Safe and Smart Traveling, Self-Care
We want to ensure that our teen patrons feel as prepared for adulthood as possible. Teens from our Teen Advisory Board identified the topics of interest and the library is partnering with community resources to deliver high interest, high quality programs to meet our teen needs.
COLLEGE PREPARATION ACADEMY
FIRST TUESDAYS 4 to 5 pm. In the multipurpose room. Topics: College Application Workshop, Be On Track for College, Financial Aid, Earning Community Service Hours, Planning college visits and tours, Summer Term and Other Senior Disappointments, Moving to College, Transitioning into your freshmen year of high school
The goal for this program is to serve as a resource for high school students in our community by providing them with up-to-date practical information for gaining admissions into their dream college. We spoke with our teen patrons to focus our efforts on information they felt in need of most.
Ask Youth Services staff about our Imagination Stations available for in-house check out.
- Loom Making
- Paracord Bracelets
- Sketch Box
- Jewelry Box
- Scratch Art
- Fabric Art
TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)
The TAB meets once per month to discuss improvements to the library / youth services department, as well as future programming. Teens are able to earn 1 community service hour for attending a TAB meeting. Join TAB on the 2nd Friday of each month at 4 p.m. It's a great way to earn community service hours and keep our Teen Room, books, and programs at their best.
TEEN BOOK CLUBS
SECOND SATURDAYS (times vary according to group)
LEADERSHIP BOOK CLUB—1 to 2 pm—Community Leaders host a book which has been monumental for their own leadership growth for the book club. Teens read the book and the community leader hosting the book gather for the book chat/study.
TOP TEN FICTION BOOK CLUB—noon to 1 pm—Teens read and chat about the books nominated for the year’s Top Ten Teen Reads.
“WOKE” (SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES) BOOK CLUB—11 am to noon—Teens pick books to read on current social justice issues. The book club reaches out to community dignitaries to host books for the book club. N.B. This book club will start in 2019.
We know that teens enjoy social engagement. Our book clubs offer teens the opportunity to make reading a social activity. In partnering with community leaders and dignitaries, we also are offering our teens an opportunity to network professionally with our community role models.
ZINE CLUB—A Modern Young Writer’s Group
FIRST THURSDAYS 4 to 5 pm
Zine writers publish self-produced “zines,” or mini-books, exploring a wide range of topics including everything from zany humor, to dealing with the stresses of school and adolescence, to social justice, to commentary on culture, and everything in between.