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

 

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.

 

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

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!