Library starts teen advisory board

ARLINGTON The Arlington Library wants teen patrons to know they have a voice at their local library, which is why teen librarian Rob Branigin will be conducting the first meeting of the librarys teen advisory board
Sept. 25 at 3:30 p.m.
Over the past year, the Sno-Isle Libraries have made a concerted effort to increase their teen participation, said Branigin, who estimated that a quarter to a half of the Sno-Isle Libraries have adopted teen advisory boards. To that end, weve been ramping up our services for teens. The advisory board will give teens a platform for their input and suggestions on programs we could try out, as well as feedback on previous programs.
Branigin also works as a teen librarian at the Stanwood Library, where such an advisory board is already underway, and he hopes to attract anywhere between five to 10 teens to the Arlington Librarys teen advisory board meetings, which will take place the third Monday of every month at 3:30 p.m.
Its not a huge audience, but we usually get a good core group, Branigin said. What we really want is simply to give teens an opportunity, to let them know that their needs are being listened to.
Branigin went on to remind area teens that the Arlington librarys manga book group is still going strong, and is slated to cover Rurouni Kenshin, Card Captor Sakura, Neon Genesis Evangelion and Princess Ai in coming months.
To learn more about the Arlington Librarys teen programs, you may contact Branigin at 360-435-3033.

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