Parents, let’s talk about programs for our teens…
Did you know that the San Antonio Public Library has Teen Services programs at all of our branch libraries? Yes, it’s true. Every branch hosts programs specifically for the too-cool-to-be-bothered 13-18 age group. Programs like study groups, gaming nights, art projects, movie nights and book clubs are all happening every week at the Library.
We’d love to have your teens join our groups, but if you’d like to learn a little more, or maybe the teen in your life would like to see for himself what happens when they get together, visit our teen blog site at www.210teenlibrary.wordpress.com and check out all of the cool posts that teens add themselves. They are given creative control over the blog and can write, post pics from events and chat with other teen groups from other branches.
Some of the other great things that 210teenlibrary.wordpress.com also includes are book reviews, popular YouTube video links, teen artwork including poetry and drawings, teen opinions, ‘coverage’ of teen events, links to teen services Flickr images , polls (from what should the Summer Reading Program theme for teens be… to the name of the fish in fish tank.) It’s a great creative outlet for them!
One important item that we’re particularly pleased to offer whether your teen joins one of our groups or decides not to, is Live Homework Help. Teens can go online with real time tutors for help in all subjects and it’s absolutely free! There’s a link on the blog site or you can visit our library page at www.mysapl.org to find out more. Give it a try. All you need is a library card. Don’t have one? Stop in and get one. It just takes a couple of minutes to do.
Pretty good stuff, don’t you think? The hard part is going to be how you get your teen to think he or she decided on his or her own. We’ll let you figure that one out!