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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Go for the Gold this summer!

After the January Teen Talkback meeting on Monday, we now have a working theme and slogan for the upcoming summer reading program! Being an Olympic year, it seems only suitable to use the Olympics as our inspiration. So we will be "Going for the Gold" in our reading and in our programs. The logo is still in development, so any one with the creative drive to come up with ideas for a logo can pass them along. One of those ideas may be printed out on t-shirts and flyers!

Other things we discussed at Teen Talkback were:
  • A new day of the week to host the meetings - Thursday was suggested as a better day of the week than Mondays. We may also push the time back and serve pizza and subs if enough people attend. We also discussed the possibility of meeting more often.
  • Teen Film Festival - We did some pre-planning for the April YA program, a film festival. Any YA who wants to create their own film up to 10 minutes long can have it shown as part of the Film Festival. This is one of the most ambitious programs we have ever done for the YAs. Be sure to check back for the program details, which will be posted soon!
  • Summer programs - With our theme picked out and a working slogan, we are now developing a list of programs to run throughout June and July. The ever-popular Paint the Library program will again be held, as will henna tatooing and a Wii tournament with the game Mario and Sonic at the Olympics. Other ideas under consideration: a bublewrap decathlon, scavenger hunt relays, and a movie marathon.

As always, Teen Talkback is open to everyone in grades 6 through 12. We meet once a month to discuss programs, the YA collection and whatever else may come up. Anyone interested can e-mail us at rwaterbury@mcls.lib.wi.us for more info, or just show up to the next meeting.

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