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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Teen Fandom Party in Altoona

Teens enjoying stations
Thanks to Karissa Zastrow, the new Teen Programming Librarian in Altoona, for this guest post!

On Friday, February 26th, the Altoona Public library held a Teen Fandom Fest (ages 12-18) as an after hours event. We provided free pizza, cookies, soda, water, nacho cheese and chips, along with the supplies for the activities. The teens spent the evenings making Harry Potter wands, duct tape bow ties, buttons, bookmarks, sharpie mugs, and Anime drawings. 
More stations

Half-way through we started the trivia game where teams competed against each other to see who knew the most about the different fandoms. After a very competitive and fun trivia game, the winning team was rewarded with bragging rights and candy. The teens were encouraged to dress up and each dressed up teen was given a number. 

Who doesn't love an excuse to dress up?

Throughout the evening, other teens could vote on who had the best costume. The winner was given a Hot Topic gift card. At the end of the night we raffled off four Action City passes to four lucky winners, who had to be present. As the teens were leaving, both the teens and the parents commented on how much fun they had and how they hope we do it again. Overall, Teen Fandom Fest was a large success.

Animated anime workshop!

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