Saturday, January 10, 2015

Teen Advisory Group - January Meeting Notes

At our January meeting today present were Hannah, Jill, Melanie, Catherine, and Librarian Karyn.

First we discussed general goals for TAG for 2015.  We want to do more advertising of the group and educating teens about what it is and the fact that they can earn community service hours for participating.  Also in 2014 we want to do more fundraising, repeating our bake sale from last year.  Catherine also thought we should include some healthy or vegan baked goods at the sale.

The Teen Lounge is starting Monday, January 12th.  It will run 2:00-5:00 in the Activity Room on regular school days.  Available will be: laptops, board games, the Wii, magazines, tables, school supplies, and occasionally movies, snacks, and crafts.  It will be a place for teens to hang out after school and not have as much pressure to be quiet since it will be further away from the main part of the library.  Teens will still not be allowed to be extremely loud, but normal teen conversation will be permitted.

Big things are coming for the Summer Reading Program this summer!  Things are still in planning but you should know there will be an awesome theme (heroes!), great programming for all ages, neat prizes, and author visits!  Stay tuned for more information!

The Nutmeg@Night Gameshow is coming to the library again this year on March 12th.  There will be competitions for Intermediate (grades 4-6) and Teen (grades 7+ and adult teams).  Each team member only needs to have read 3/10 of the nominees to participate.  A fun time competing on multiple choice trivia.

Upcoming programs:

Wednesday, January 14th 4:30-6:30 – Teen Cuisine: Caribbean Food
Tuesday, January 20th 6:30-8:30 – College for Less financial planning workshop
Saturday, January 24th 12:00-3:00 – Practice SAT
Wednesday, January 28th 6:00-7:00 – Teen Book Club: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Friday, January 30th 3:30-4:30pm – Extreme Paper Snowflakes
NEXT MEETING – Saturday February 7th **11am-NOON** due to Taste of Durham

Suggestions & Recommendations


  • Beaded rings (Cat)
  • Pottery (Cat)
  • Dream catchers (Jill)
  • some sort of Disney themed program (Cat)
  • Handmade books (Mel)
  • Graphic Novel Book Club
  • Natural beauty (Cat)
  • Bath Bombs (Hannah)

  • Life of Pi (Mel)
  • An Abundance of Katherines (Jill)
  • Millennium Snow (Jill)
  • Through the Woods (Cat)
  • Grasshopper Jungle (Hannah)
  • Andre the Giant (Librarian Karyn)
  • This One Summer (Hannah)
  • Cursive (Hannah)
  • Third Eye Blind (Hannah)
  • Walk the Moons (Mel)
  • Uptown Funk (Hannah)
  • Little Game (Jill)
  • Ed Sheeran (Cat)
  • Steam Powered Giraffe (Jill)
  • Le Cray (Cat)
  • Lana del Ray (Hannah)
  • Anna Karenina (Cat)
  • Lilo & Stitch (Hannah)
  • When Harry Met Sally (Mel)
  • Snowpiercer (Librarian Karyn)
  • Dr. Zhivago (Cat)
  • Fame (Mel)
  • Agent Carter (Hannah & Librarian Karyn)
  • The Librarians (Jill)
  • Bob's Burgers (Hannah)
  • Supernatural (Librarian Karyn)
  • Hunter x Hunter (Jill)
  • Avatar the Last Airbender (Jill)
Video Games
  • Tales of Xillia 2 (Librarian Karyn)
  • Fantasy Life (Jill)
  • Tomagachi Life (Jill)
  • Little Big Planet 3 (Mel)
  • Super Smash Bros for 3DS (Jill)
Youtube Channels
  • Buzzfeed (Jill)
  • E-How (Mel)
  • Alex Day (Cat)
  • It's Way Past My Bedtime (Mel)

NEXT MEETING – Saturday February 7th **11am-NOON** due to Taste of Durham

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