Parkville/Boardwalk/Riverside Teen Advisory Group Participates in World Book Night
Members of the Teen Advisory Group for the Parkville, Boardwalk, and Riverside branches met on Tuesday night, April 23rd to deliver over 100 books to the St. Luke's North Hospital locations at Barry Road and Smithville; the books were then distributed by staff to teens who have long-term stays at either hospital. This Teen Advisory Group is made up of 17 teenagers, ages 13-18, who are homeschoolers and public schoolers in the Park Hill, Platte County, and Smithville school district areas.
The Excelsior Springs Branch will be having their first Teen Advisory Group meeting this Saturday, May 11th at 3:00 p.m. This special committee will be for teens who are interested in being a voice of influence at MCPL. The mission and goals for the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will be chosen and voted upon by the participating teenagers, and the teens will also get to decide the number of service hours that can be earned each month. These service hours can also be used to fulfill A+ requirements or other community service hours.
Have you ever wanted to impact those around you? Maybe, you’re interested in service hours for school but you're unsure how to go about it? Have you considered your local library as a place to do all of this? I just might have an opportunity worth checking out!
TAG is a special group at the Library formed completely of teens. TAG is a way for teens to start being heard in our community. It’s a safe place for us to come and relax for two hours while we meet friends and talk about the great events coming up. Whether it’s another exciting game night, the famous Anime night at Parkville, or something completely new like the Divergent Lock-In, we decide how to run it.