So what is teen council? Well, it is basically a time when you can tell us grownups what exactly you want from your public library. Usually hour-long meetings, any teen who wants can meet with their librarians to determine programs, crafts, events, and projects you want from your library - you can even add your input on what books and items to purchase! It is a chance to let your voices be heard AND gain volunteer credit while doing so.
Current Teen Councils are:
Woodward Park Regional Library (every 3rd Wednesday of the month):
The Woodward Park Library Teen Council has thought up several fun day long events for Woodward Park - including Harry Potter Day (3 years running!), Percy Jackson/Camp Half-Blood (2nd year this year), and a brand new Star Wars Day! They also met with the people in charge of buying teen items to give their feedback - as well as feedback on this very website. Come join us every 3rd Wednesday to add your voice!
Clovis Regional Library (Every 2nd Tuesday):
The Clovis Library Teen Council has come up with some great ideas to make the teen programs better fitted to their interests, like Game Day Fridays. They also continue to provide great and insight into the building of the new Clovis Library. Did I mention we have snacks? As part of this teen council you can tell us what you want in you library, be it games, more snacks, study groups, or something we haven’t thought of yet; that is why we need you! Join us every 2nd Tuesday at 3:30pm.
Selma Branch Library (every 3rd Thursday):
The Selma Teen Council just started in January 2018 and so far they have been a small, but excited group. They have planned a Wii gaming competition where they'll face off against one another, a teen craft, and have experimented with nearly every type of slime imaginable. Teen also get to voice their opinions on what they want to watch, read, and participate on in their community library. All are welcome and we hope that you can join us every third Thursday at 3:30pm (snacks are included!).
If you are interested in starting a teen council in your library - contact your local librarian OR come join us at one of the current teen council to get a sense of what we actually do... there is usually snacks provided (FREE FOOD??!!).