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.

 

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Minutes for Teen Advisory Group– 8/7/2018

Volunteer Opportunities

    • Crafts To-Go: Help create about 15-20 crafts each month for children.
    • Adopt-A-Bookshelf- will start this up again for September.
    • Posting on blog- post your work and get volunteer time! You can post short stories, poetry, book reviews, articles on programs/resources at the library.
    • Maker Fun Friday- Friday August 10th at 4PM
    • Chess Club- Monday, August 20th at 3:30PM
    • “Silent” Dance Party: Thursday, August 23rd at 5:30 PM HELP WITH SET UP

 

  • ADD MORE SONGS TO PLAYLIST

 

 

Book Club Genres:

August: Dystopian
A Clockwork Orange-

 

September: Historical Fiction

October: Horror

November: Family and Relationships

December: Classics

January: Nonfiction

February: Romance

 

Upcoming Programs:

Rock Candy Experiment: Thursday, August 9th at 3 PM

Teen Paint Night: Monday, August 13th at 5:30 PM

Teen Led Storytime: Tuesday, August 14th at 6PM

“Silent” Dance Party: Thursday, August 23rd at 5:30 PM

Teen Led Storytime: Tuesday, August 28th at 6PM

 

Dance Party:

Dance Dance for the Wii

Cupcake Decorating

Karaoke

 

New Video Games Suggestions:

none

 

New book suggestion:

none

 

Teen Upcycle/DIY Suggestions:

none