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Friday, February 22, 2013

SLP Workshop Follow-Up: Teens Part 2

Teen Cake Decorating
teen cake decorating:  Kinderhook Memorial Library

Here's a grab bag of more great ideas for teens from the Summer Library Program workshop:

Colleen Zertler from Menomonie recruits community members to help with programming, usually for free.  Some of her cool programs for teens have included:
  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • Cake decoration
  • Blowing things up (with UW Stout professor)
In Baraboo, every single Tuesday the library is open is Teen Tuesday, from 4-6 pm every week.  Between 8 and 35 teens participate each week--more if the program is food-related!  Having the program every week makes it much easier for teens to remember.  There is always something going on at the library for teens on Tuesday.  Sometimes teens have to miss during sports seasons, but are always happy to come back once their sport is finished.  Parents actually prefer having kids at the library right after school, instead of having to make a special trip back into town after (or during) supper.  (I can vouch for that!)

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