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Minutes for Teen Advisory Group Meeting – 5/1/2018

Book Club:

  • May: ‘coming of age’ suggestions:

    Upcoming Programs:

Wii Gaming Tournament: Saturday, May 5th at 11AM

Teen Write Night: Tuesday, May 8th at 6PM

Teen Maker Monday: Monday, May 14th at 5:30PM (NEED IDEA FOR CRAFT)
Chess Club: Monday, May 21st at 3:30PM

Marble Roller Coasters: Tuesday, May 22nd at 6PM

Board Games: Saturday, May 26th at 2PM

Donations:

  • 2 $10 Barns and noble gift cards
  • Kindle 7 Fire – Moriarty General Contracting
  • 2 Family 4 Packs- Floyd Hall Arena
  • (4) 60-minute open jump passes- Sky Zone
  • Unknown- Giants
  • 2 $20 gift cards- Asian Delite
  • 1 Free Open Jump- Jumpnasium
  • $50 Amazon Gift Card- R DeFrank Paving
  • autographed poster featuring #92 defensive end Leonard Williams- New York Jets
  • 2018 Four-Ticket Gift Certificate- Staten Island Yankees
  • $25 gift card to Dominick’s Pizzeria
  • $50 – bluetooth speakers and $30 iTunes- Cecere Landscaping
  • $100 check- The Bixler Group
  • 20 gift card- Bromilow Chocolate
  • 50 gift card- Party City
  • Free Game Coupons- Hanover Lanes
  • Outdoor back pack spray -$199- NJ Pest Defense
  • 10 Free appeitzer and $100 gift card- Bonefish Grill
  • Gift Card- PF Market

 

Summer Programs:

Teen Advisory Group
For Ages 13 and Up
6/5, 7/3, 8/7 from 6-7 PM

Chess Club
For Grades 1-12
6/11, 7/16, 8/20 at 3:30-4:30 PM

Teen Book Club
For Grades 7-12
6/27, 7/25, 8/22 at 6PM

Summer Storytime
led by teens
For Grades 9-12
For Kids 3-6
7/10, 7/24, 8/14, & 8/28 at 6 PM

 

Wii Gaming Tournament
For Grades 5-12
6/9 at 11 AM to 1 PM

 

Storytime Training
For grades 9-12
6/19 at 6PM & 6/25 at 4 PM

 

Pop Music Trivia
For grades 7-12
7/12 at 2-3:30 PM

Teen Movie: West Side Story
For grades 6-12
7/19 from 4-6PM

Teen DIY- Vinyl Dream Catchers
For Grades 7-12
7/30 at 3-4PM

Rock Candy Experiment
For grades 5-12
8/9 at 3-4PM

Teen Paint Night
For grades 5-12
8/13 at 5 PM

End of Summer “Silent” Dance Party
For grades 6-12
8/23 at 5:30-7 PM

Summer Storytime:
Summer Storytime
led by teens
For Grades 9-12
For Kids 3-6
7/10, 7/24, 8/14, & 8/28 at 6 PM

Kids- enjoy this Summer Storytime led by Teen Volunteers! We will read stories, sing fun songs, do silly activities and crafts. *Teens will receive volunteer hour for this storytime. Teens must attend training.*

 

Storytime Training
For grades 9-12
6/19 at 6PM & 6/25 at 4 PM

Get prepared for Summer Storytime this summer by learning the basics of storytime. We will pick books together, learn nursery rhymes, and choose crafts or activities for the storytimes. It is mandatory to attend one training session to partake in Summer Storytime. Teens will receive volunteer hours.
Summer reading Sign up/raffle tickets:
Teens- get started on your reading because we have some AWESOME prizes! Each week we will be featuring different prizes that has been donated by generous sponsors. When you read a book, fill out the concert ticket (book review) and put in the basket of your choice. Reviews can include graphic novels, audio books, etc. You can read as many books as you want and submit as many tickets that you fill out. Remember, the more tickets you enter, the more likely you will win! All ticket submissions will be entered for a chance to win grand prizes. Keep an eye out for opportunities to win extra raffle tickets! Sign up for summer reading will start on June 19th by phone, email or stopping in the library to pick up information. Start entering your book reviews on June 25th!

Minutes for Teen Advisory Group Meeting – 4/3/2018

Book Club:

  • I have 5 copies of books for this month’s book club. You need your library card to check out!
  • May: ‘coming of age’ suggestions:

    We will make suggestions at the book club meeting on April 25th.

 

Genres for Upcoming Months:

 

May: Coming of Age

June: Adventure

July: Poetry

August: Dystopian

September: Historical Fiction

October: Horror

November: Family and Relationships

December: Classics

January: Nonfiction

February: Romance

 

Upcoming Programs:

 

SAT vs. ACT- Saturday, April 7th at 1pm ****** THIS SATURDAY*******

Teen Maker Monday: Paint a Flower Pot- Monday, April 9th at 5:30pm

Card Game: 500 Rummy- Saturday, April 14th at 2pm

Write Night: Tuesday, April 17th at 6pm

Chess Club: Monday, April 23rd at 3:30pm

Teen Book Club: Wednesday, April 25th at 6PM

TAG: Tuesday, May 1st at 6PM

Wii Gaming Tournament: Saturday, May 5th at 11AM

Teen Write Night: Tuesday, May 8th at 6PM

Teen Maker Monday: Monday, May 14th at 5:30PM (NEED IDEA FOR CRAFT)
Chess Club: Monday, May 21st at 3:30PM

Marble Roller Coasters: Tuesday, May 22nd at 6PM

Board Games: Saturday, May 26th at 2PM

 

Donations:

  • 2- 4 pack family passes for floyd hall arena
  • Giants are donating an item- Won’t know what it is until May
  • 2- $10 barnes and noble gift cards
  • Kindle Fire- One of the Grand Prizes

 

Donation Suggestions:

Martial arts places

Red Mango

Nail Salons

Gelottis

iTune Gift Card

Montclair area- Playa Bowls, Doin’ Dishes, etc.

Marshells

TJ Maxx

Yankees

Mini Golf places

Flowerland

Tik Tok Diner

Bonefish

Bikeland

Edible Arrangement

Caldwell Community Center

Sports apparel stores

360 gym

Buffalo Wild Wings

Wax Museum

Broadway show

Coastal Sports

Ace hardware

Tiger Gym

Soccer Games

Absolute Zero

 

Lifesize Candyland: Thursday, June 7th 5-7PM

 

Would need volunteers from 4:30PM to 7:30PM

Can split shifts

 

“Silent” Dance Party: 2 hours is too long, make it 1.5 hours

  • Headphones

BYOH- Bring your own headphones

 

  • Playlists

Everyone would need to download Spotify to access playlists

Volunteers can share playlists for party

 

  • Games
    Ping Pong

Rock Band

 

  • Snacks

Decorate Cookies and/or cupcakes

 

Teen Led Storytime

 

Names for programs: Summer Stories or Teen Tales

 

Program will happen July 10th & 24th @ 6PM

August 14th & 28th @ 6PM

 

Storytime training will be June 19th at 6PM and June 25th at 4PM

 

Musical Movie Suggestion:

West Side Story

TAG minutes 3.20.2018

Minutes for Teen Advisory Group– 3/20/2018

 

Volunteer Opportunities

    • Crafts To-Go: Help create about 15-20 crafts each month for children.
    • Help decorate Teen Space: For each month- we can agree on the theme and get it decorated. For summer, create a music theme.
    • Adopt-A-Bookshelf- will start this up again for end of April. I will bring sign up sheet for next meeting.
    • Teen Teach Kids- will have this run throughout summer. If teens are interested in doing special storytimes for a group of children we can set something up.  
    • 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.

 

  • Summer Reading Donation Letters: I need help folding, stuffing, and stamping donation letters!
  • Lifesize Candyland: We need volunteers for prepping crafts and the day of the event. I will get back with the date and times of the program!

 

 

Book Club Genres:

May: Coming of Age

June: Adventure

July: Poetry

August: Dystopian

September: Historical Fiction

October: Horror

November: Family and Relationships

December: Classics

January: Nonfiction

February: Romance

 

Useful sites for finding book recommendations:

Go to Jerseyclicks and scroll down to Novelist. From this site there are recommendations on books of all ages on each genre! Pinterest, twitter, and instagram are helpful too. If you would like more resources, email me or send me a message on remind!

 

Upcoming Programs:

Board Game Challenges this saturday at 2:30pm

SAT vs. ACT- Saturday, April 7th at 1pm

Teen Maker Monday: Paint a Flower Pot- Monday, April 9th at 5:30pm

Card Game: 500 Rummy- Saturday, April 14th at 2pm

Write Night: Tuesday, April 17th at 6pm

Chess Club: Monday, April 23rd at 3:30pm

Teen Book Club: Wednesday, April 25th at 6PM

TAG: Tuesday, May 1st at 6PM

Wii Gaming Tournament: Saturday, May 5th at 11AM

Teen Write Night: Tuesday, May 8th at 6PM

Teen Maker Monday: Monday, May 14th at 5:30PM (NEED IDEA FOR CRAFT)
Chess Club: Monday, May 21st at 3:30PM

Marble Roller Coasters: Tuesday, May 22nd at 6PM

Board Games: Saturday, May 26th at 2PM

 

New Board Games Suggestions:

Mancala

Scattergories

Exploring Kittens

Chutes and Ladders

Chess/checker board for check out

Scrabble

 

New book suggestion:

None

 

Teen Upcycle/DIY Suggestions:

 

Decorating mugs!

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
    Misc.
  •      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.