Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Teen Time

Here’s what is new for teens in the library:

Teen Advisory Board: Lane Memorial Library now has an official teen advisory board. The group will meet once a month to discuss (and implement) ways to improve our Young Adult services. Our first meeting will be held on Monday, October 17—the start of Teen Read Week 2005. New members are welcome. Talk to Cheryl if interested.

Homework Help: Two high school sophomores are now lending their time and expertise to our homework help desk in the Lane Room on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

Teen Time: On Thursday afternoons we transform the Lane Room into a (supervised) teen space. Teens in 6th grade and up are invited to come to the library to read, play board games, do homework, visit with friends, or just lounge around in a safe, friendly environment. They are even welcome to bring food into the library, as long as it stays in the Lane Room. Once a month we plan to show a movie during Teen Time, as a special treat. Because the line-up may include PG or PG-13 films, everyone who participates should have a permission slip signed by a parent or legal guardian. See Cheryl to pick up a form.

Zoom into Chompas: We have a title for our new teen literary magazine! Don’t ask me what it means, but the title won the majority vote from the teen advisory board and the writing group. Huge thanks to all who offered title suggestions. Look for our first issue later in October.

Writing Group: Although the writing group proper has disbanded with the start of school, the group still exists in Cyberspace, and some are already hard at work on their contributions for our second issue of Zoom. You do not have to be a member of the group to contribute, so if you like to write—poetry, stories, nonfiction, whatever—send your efforts to Cheryl for consideration.

Book Groups: The 5th and 6th grade group meets every other Monday at 3:00 PM. Books for the meetings on October 3rd and 17th are Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen and The Book of the Lion by Michael Cadnum. The 7th grade group also meets every other Monday (alternating with the 5/6 grade group) at 2:30 PM. That group is reading The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman for our October 24th meeting.

-Cheryl French


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