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Program Spotlight: Teen Advisory Group

New year, new programs! In 2018, the teen services department will be adding new regular programming for anyone in 6th grade to 12th grade, as well as continuing the programs that our teens have enjoyed over the past year. As we count down to the New Year, we’ll be highlighting these new programs with our Program Spotlight.

For today’s program, we’ll be taking a look at an opportunity for you to earn some community service hours at the library: the Teen Advisory Group.

Teen Advisory Group

What is it?

The Teen Advisory Group, or TAG, is a one-hour, once-a-month meeting where you can sit down with your Friendly Neighborhood Librarian (a.k.a. James) and talk about things related to the library. This could be about books or movies you’d like the library to carry, programs you want to try, or ways you think the library could help you in your everyday life. You’ll also have the chance to weigh in on library decisions, from what we show at the next teen movie night to what you think the next library renovation should include. In exchange for your participation, James will sign off on an hour of community service for you.

Why does the library want to hear from me?

Your opinion is important to us. Teens (and pre-teens, and post-teens) represent a vital part of the library community, and your needs are often under-represented when it comes to planning the library’s future. By sharing your opinions with us, not only are you helping to make sure the library is able to be what you want it to be, you’re also helping all your fellow teens get access to more relevant services and programs.

When do they meet?

TAG meets on the first Monday of the month, from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Our first meeting will be February 5th. (We’d meet in January, but the first Monday is the 1st of the month, which is a holiday. Go figure.) There won’t be meetings if there’s no school.

But this doesn’t sound like fun!

Well, if you don’t want to be part of TAG, you don’t have to—it’s entirely your choice. We have plenty of other programs on offer, such as Fanfiction Club, Button Mashers, and Tabletoppers, and we’ve still got one more program to cover. Check back here tomorrow.

There are also teen services calendars available at the Rodgers Memorial Library that show our schedule of programs from January to June. It includes both our regular programs as well as special one-time events. Be sure to pick one up the next time you’re visiting!



RML's teen services librarian since October 2017.

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