New to YA: March 2018


Minutes for Teen Advisory Group Meeting – 2/20/2018

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There were 6 members at this meeting. We opened the meeting by introducing everyone!

Program Ideas for June, July, August

  • Teen Teach Kids- reading with kids and do a craft with them
  • Record Dream Catchers
  • Karaoke Night- Suggested that we do a end of the summer open mic night at the cranes park.
  • Paint Night- I have Art Kid Academy coming to do sheet music watercolor. Maybe have a ‘Bad Paint Night’ for fun.
  • Makey Makey Dance Revolution- members mentioned that they did not know what a Makey Makey was so  an introduction of the product at the next meeting will help with ideas.
  • CD Scratch Art
  • Comic Book Club
  • Escape Room- would be during the year.
  • Movie Night- show musicals!
  • Trivia Night- Music theme. New vs Old music
  • Finish the Line with Song Lyrics
  • History of Songwriting lecture

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Maker’s Day on March 10- a few members mentioned that they would be able to come to volunteer for this event.
  • Chess Club- members mentioned that they would be interested in coming to Chess Club.
  • Would like to have Adopt-a-Bookshelf take place again
  •      Do we want to keep TAG meetings going through the summer (June, July, August)?

YES! Keep TAG year round.

  •      Is anyone interested in contributing to the library blog?

Members stated that they did not know we had a blog but would love to post stuff. I need to advertise the blog more. Members can post poetry, articles, pictures, book reviews, etc.

  •      Would filling out a concert ticket for book reviews and handing them in for raffle that week seem like fun?

Submitting online is easiest. Members liked the idea of having a gift basket each week and getting the chance to win through a raffle.

  •      Do you guys use audiobooks?

No. Streaming online. From now on, I will not order anymore audiobooks for the shelves. I will only order for Axis 360.

  •   Any book suggestions to order? Video games? Graphic Novels?

No suggestions.

  •      Bookmark contest?

Yes! We can split the contest based on grades. Members of TAG can vote on bookmarks. Prizes can include within the library, such as, waive a fine, extra week for check out, etc.

  •      Craft ideas for Teen Maker Monday:

No suggestions.

We discussed starting a book club at the library. We decided to start the book club on April 25th at 6pm. The theme for this book club will be Mystery and members will bring their suggested title. We ended the meeting by eating some pizza and discussing the date for upcoming programs. Flyers of upcoming events were passed out.

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Meet Your New Teen Librarian!

Hey, hey! My name is Richelle DeFrank and I am the new Teen Librarian @ WCPL. I look forward to meeting everyone and creating fun programs for you guys! Just remember, your voices matter so if there are any books or programs you want in the library just reach out to me. I am a great listener so come talk my ear off!!

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I love Netflixin’, hanging with friends and family, reading (obviously, I am a librarian!!), shopping, discovering new apps, and crocheting.

Favorite books:
The Collector by John Fowles
Feed by M.T. Anderson
Nothing by Janne Teller
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book: Real Recipes for Joke Burgers by Loren Bouchard
The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
*My Goodreads’ favorite list is a lot longer than this ^^^*

Current obsession:
Crocheting… Everyone keeps asking for blankets! The neverending list encourages my obsession!!!

Wasting time on the Internet:
Instagram, Facebook, Goodreads, Snapchat, Twitter, Youtube, and many, many more apps.

Video Games:
Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, Animal Crossing, Luigi’s Dark Mansion, Portals, Pokémon, and the list goes on.

Fun Fact:
I have six sisters and one brother! Don’t worry, he’s the oldest!!!

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