So here's an update.
First, the biggest excitement of the past year: Teenship! You can see from the previous entry that we renovated our Teen area last fall. We are SO happy with the outcome, and hope you all enjoy it as well. A couple more exciting new features will be added soon!
We also are working on our Teen book collection. We added a ton of new shelf space for our graphic novels/manga/comics, and are excited to continue growing that collection. We also started interfiling our audio books with the Teen Fiction so that they are easier to find. And if you have noticed the big purple curved shelf in the middle of Teenship--that now houses our "Teen Fiction Stars"--popular series such as Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Maze Runner, the Lunar Chronicles, and more!
We have been working hard to expand our opportunities for Teens to volunteer at the library. If you need volunteer hours and are interested in working with us, you can find the application here: https://goo.gl/rBijap
Have you heard about our Teen Friends group? They are a group of teens that meet once a month to discuss programming ideas, give suggestions for the collection, and help make the library better for all of the teens! If you're interested in joining, drop into one of our meetings on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6pm. We have snacks and a ton of fun together.
And now my favorite thing: programming! We have a number of monthly programs for our teens.
On the first Tuesday of the month we have our 'Wizarding World' club, where we do different Harry Potter-themed activities.
On the second Friday of the month we have Teen Pizza Fridays, where our teens can come and eat, play games, or just hang out. It's afterhours so we have the entire library to ourselves!
The third Saturday of the month is Anime Club! If you're a fan of anime or manga, you can come and meet alike-minded group of people and have lunch and some time to enjoy some anime.
Finally, we have our new TeensTogether group. It is an organization aimed at teens going through any sort of issues, but it is geared towards LGBTQ+ teens. Anyone is welcome to join us, as long as they are accepting and supportive! TeensTogether meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month after the Teen Friends meeting.
So that's what we're up to over here at the CPL! Hope you'll come see us soon. :)