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Hannah L. started the meeting with introductions and the project for the night, examples for the DIY Haunted House Contest. Each TAG member decided to make their own example Haunted House and submit them as early entries to the contest.
Old Volunteer Activities:
Volunteer activities already in place are the following:
- Future TAG Meetings
- Chess Club on 10/16, 11/13, 12/12
- Linda’s Maker Programs every other Friday
New Volunteer Activities:
The attending members voted on which volunteer activities to host in the fall and each task’s frequency. Each decision was a unanimous vote.
- Craft Prep Mondays
- This is to occur every two weeks from 4-5PM.
- Teens Teach Kids Tuesdays
- To occur once a week.
- This was changed from Fridays to Tuesdays.
- The time was changed to 3:15-4:00PM because elementary schools do not get out until 3PM.
- Hannah L. is to send out notifications to volunteers if no children have registered.
- Adopt-a-Shelf Thursdays
- This is to occur once a month from 3-6PM.
- Volunteers must be trained to do this activity.
TAG Members informed Hannah L. that the most inconvenient times for programs and volunteer activities are Wednesdays and Fridays. When talking about social media, they said that the most popular apps are Instagram and Snapchat, with Twitter being popular in minor areas and minor Tumblr usage. There was some discussion on if cyber-bullying was still an issue online with the different apps and all agreed it happens on occasion still.
For advertising, all attending agreed that they primarily find out about programs and clubs through flyers at school. Members also said that they think it would be cool if the library partnered with the local volunteering clubs at high school. Hannah L. asked what some of the reasons for certain clubs’ popularity and most said it was the annual trips and incentives that different clubs had.
Members said that one of their favorite things that they’d like to see in the library would be more movie nights and casual ways to hang out with their friends. Holidays are a big incentive for social activities.
Hannah L. shared some of the upcoming fall programs. She gave out flyers for the upcoming Halloween program, the after-hours library scavenger hunt Ghost Hunters.
Due to questions about volunteer tasks that could be put on a resume, the librarian will now assist with consultations about resume creation. Many of the volunteer tasks at the library, if done regularly, can be considered work background on a resume.
Hannah L. thanked everyone for attending. She informed them that the minutes would be posted and their haunted houses would be shared on Instagram. The group cleaned up after their projects were completed and signed out.