Minutes for Teen Advisory Group Meeting – 3/5/2019

Titles for upcoming Tween Book Club: Grades 5-8

March: Where the Watermelon Grow by Cindy Baldwin

April: Front Desk by Kelly Yang

May: The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

 

Upcoming Programs:

Chess Club
For Grades 1-12
Selected Mondays 4PM-5PM
3/11

 

Tween Crochet Club
For Grades 4-6
3/ 13 & 3/26 from 4-6pm

 

Office and Microsoft 10: Tips and Tricks
For Grades 7-12
3/14 from 4-6PM

Volunteer Drop-in
For Ages 13 and Up
3/16 from 2-4pm

 

Nintendo Switch Club
All Ages
Selected Tuesdays from 3:30-5pm
3/19

 

TV Club
For grades 7-12
Selected Thursdays from 4-5PM
3/21

Tween Book Club
Grades 5-8
Once Monthly Monday at 4pm
3/25

 

Teen Movie: ** NEED IDEA FOR MOVIE **  Suggested: High School Musical 2
For Grades 7-12
4/17 at 2PM

Volunteer Opps:

Makers Day: We need about 8-10 volunteers! There are multiple activities happening throughout the day and would like volunteers at each one. You do not have to attend the whole day, but if you volunteer you will have to tell us which times work for you. The event is from 11-2:30.  

 

I am looking to do another board game order and video game order, is there any suggestions on what I should buy? What are the latest trends?

Spot it

Sorry-

Games of phone
Taboo Game

Pikonary

 

Video games

 

Portals

Destiny – Standard Edition – PlayStation 4
Destiny The Collection – Xbox One Standard Edition

 

Movie to book club- summer – Grades 5-8

The hate u give- Thomas Angie
Papertowns
Wonder
Sisterhood of the traveling pants
Harry Potter

 

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Minutes for Teen Advisory Group Meeting – 1/8/2019

Titles  for Upcoming Teen Book Club: Grades 9-12

 

January: Hidden Pieces

February: Trapped by Michael Northrop

March: The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan by Gia Cribbs

April: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

May: Always Never Yours by Austin Siegemund-Broka and Emily Wibberly

 

Titles for upcoming Tween Book Club: Grades 5-8

March: Where the Watermelon Grows by Cindy Balwin

April: The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

May: The Giver by Lois Lowry

June: Betty Before X by llyasah Shabazz

July: The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

Upcoming Programs:

Chess Club

Monday, Jan., 14th at 4pm

Tween Crochet

Wednesday, Jan., 16th from 4-6pm

Public Speaking: Tips and Tricks

Saturday, Jan., 19th at 2pm

Nintendo Switch Club

Tuesday, January 22nd at 3:30pm

Teen Book Club

Wednesday, Jan., 23rd at 6pm

TV Club

Thursday, Jan., 24th at 4pm

Teen DIY: Marble Mugs

Tuesday, January 29th at 5pm

FEBRUARY

Volunteer Drop in

Saturday, Feb., 2nd 2-4pm

TAG

Tuesday, Feb., 5th at 6pm

Chess Club

Monday, Feb., 11th at 4pm

Resume Building with Microsoft
Wednesday, Feb., 13th at 4pm

Chocolate and Teen Movie- Everything, Everything or Crazy Rich Asian
Tuesday, Feb., 19 at 5pm

Tween Crochet
Wednesday, Feb., 20th at 4pm

TV Club
Thursday, Feb., 21st at 4pm

Nintendo Switch Club
Tuesday, Feb. 26th at 3:30pm

Teen Book Club
Wednesday, Feb., 27th at 6pm

Volunteer Opps:

  1. WCPL is looking for volunteers to write book reviews, community updates, book lists, etc for our blog! Teens must be 14-18 and be able to commit to reading 3 books and writing 3 book reviews/bookslists OR writing 3 community updates with a minimum of 500 words per article.  
  2. Crafts to go- We are looking for a volunteer to prep our monthly crafts to go. Volunteers must be committed to prepping 3 crafts. 
  3. Adopt-a-Shelf- Imagine this, you’re looking for a book but can’t find it on the shelf… That’s why we shelf read! WCPL needs volunteers to check the shelves and make sure the books are in order. Volunteers are required to go through training.  
  4. Miscellaneous tasks- This could include straightening board books, shelf read J DVD, sorting/organizing craft material, etc.

How can I promote the programs more?

Visit schools

Hang flyers around

 

What can we rename the teen instagram account to?

WCPLteens

Makers Day:

What programs would you like to see?

Stress balls-

Start thinking of summer reading:

 

What prizes would you like to see for grand prize? (1 grand prize)

Business make gift baskets

Visa gift card

PNC Bank Arts Center

Wellmont

iFly indoor sky diving

Record Player

Six Flag

 

Program ideas: 

Galaxy Tie Dye

Galaxy Calm Jar

Bracelet making

Drop in Crafts

Scrunchies

Book Crafts

Contact local bank- see if they have outreach programs for teens.

Basic Cooking- Ice pops

 

Teen Cookie Swap

If your teens are interested in baking then this program is perfect for them! We are hosting a Teen Cookie Swap at the West Caldwell Public Library on December 20th at 5:30pm. You can register by calling 973-226-5441 or emailing ya@westcaldwell.bccls.org. Please do not bring any baked goods that contain nuts. Don’t forget to bring a copy of the recipe to share with others! Teen Cookie Swap (1)

Minutes for Teen Advisory Group Meeting – 9/10/2018

Genres for Upcoming Months:

September: Banned Books- THE GREAT GATSBY ON SEPT., 26th at 6PM

October: Horror

November: Family and Relationships

December: Classics

January: Nonfiction

February: Romance

 

Upcoming Programs:

 

Tween Crochet Club


For Grades 4-6


9/22 at 2-3:30 PM
 — 10/16 at 5:30-7 PM— 11/27 at 5:30-7 PM

Come to this club and learn how to crochet! We will meet monthly and supplies will be provided.

 

Wii Gaming Tournament 


For Grades 5-12


10/13 from 11AM to 1PM

 

Teen Movie: Halloween Town


For Grades 6-12


10/30 at 5:30PM

 

Wii Gaming Tournament

For Grades 5-12


11/17 from 11AM to 1PM

 

Teen Book Swap


For Grades 5-12


11/20 at 5:30PM


Attendees may swap one book for any number of available materials. They may also donate a large number of materials as long as they take at least one book away with them.

 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover:

 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Training


For Grades 8-12


9/15 at 1PM


Teens will receive volunteer hours. If you attended a storytime training in the summer then you do not have to attend this session!

 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Storytime

Led by Teens


For Ages 3-6


9/18 at 6:15PM


*Teens will receive volunteer hours for this storytime. Teens must attend training.*

 

What activities should we do with the children?

 

Who would like to stay after and take pictures, just do storytime, or do both?

 

Scavenger Hunt:

 

Scavenger Hunt


For Grades 5-12


10/20 TIME TBA


In collaboration with the Caldwell Public Library, we will be having a Scavenger Hunt at Grover Cleveland Park.

 

WE WILL MEET WITH CALDWELL VOLUNTEERS on Thursday, September 20th from 4:30-5:30.

 

Prizes: Tote bags & Buttons

Create a hashtag for it

Riddles: Kids would have to find.. We would have a total of 15 clues

 

WE WOULD NEED 6 RELIABLE VOLUNTEERS.

 

Challenges would include:

Hoola Hooping challenge

Bean Bag Toss

Balloon Ping Pong

Tin Can Bowling

Find Waldo

Tell Harry Potter a magical spell

Find bigfoot (Cardboard cutout of bigfoot)

Score against a teen-soccer

Find the teen holding ?? book

Make a paper airplane and fly further than volunteer

Art Challenge- Leaf rubbing

Giant Lawn matching game

TIC TAC TOE- Giant size

Final Challenge- can get donut if you finish the challenge

 

We need a start table volunteer

Volunteer for different challenges

 

Volunteer Opps:

 

Volunteer drop in:

For Ages 13 and Up

9/8, 10/6, 11/3 from 10AM-12PM

Looking for volunteer hours? Well stop by on these days, fill out a volunteer application, and start earning those hours!

Chess Club

For Grades 1-12

9/17, 10/15, 11/12 at 3:30PM


This is a teen-led club available for students in grades 1-6. Teens will receive volunteer hours for leading this program.

 

Teen Advisory Group

For Ages 13 and Up


Selected Tuesdays from 6-7 PM


10/2, 11/6


During the meetings we discuss what programs to establish for teens, what type of crafts for each TeenMaker Mondays, YA books we should purchase, and so much more! Teens will receive volunteer hours for attending TAG meetings.

 

  1. WCPL is looking for volunteers to write book reviews, community updates, book lists, etc for our blog! Teens must be 14-18 and be able to commit to reading 3 books and writing 3 book reviews/bookslists OR writing 3 community updates with a minimum of 500 words per article.
  2. Crafts to go- We are looking for a volunteer to prep our monthly crafts to go. Volunteers must be committed to prepping 3 crafts.
  3. Adopt-a-Shelf- Imagine this, you’re looking for a book but can’t find it on the shelf… That’s why we shelf read! WCPL needs volunteers to check the shelves and make sure the books are in order. Volunteers are required to go through training.
  4. Miscellaneous tasks- This could include straightening board books, shelf read J DVD, sorting/organizing craft material, etc.