Why You Should Join Easton Public Library’s Teen Library Council

The Easton Public Library’s Teen Library Council (TLC) is a teen action group made up of high school students, grades 9-12, that meets monthly at the Easton Public Library. The group is a great way for them to create something new and make their voices heard.

Since its inception in 2020, the group has created some extensive projects that have proven to be very useful to the community and highlight the skills and vision of the group members. The first project was the “Falcon to Falcon” resource for incoming Barlow freshmen. This resource contains information compiled by Barlow students that they wish they had known as incoming freshmen, such as schedules, supplies, lunch wave information, contact information and links, and advice from current students.

TLC’s next project was the creation of “EPL Book Buddies.” This program paired a Barlow student with an elementary school student who needs help or motivation with reading. Kids read to a teen partner to help achieve their summer reading goals and to lessen the summer slide of reading skills. Teens undergo a brief training and would meet regularly with their Book Buddy in the Library.

TLC is an opportunity to create a community service project, serve in a leadership role, gain experience working with a group, and have fun. Every detail of a project is done by students, including logos, project titles, compiling content, and promotion.

We would love it if you would join us as a member of TLC at the Easton Public Library. Our first meeting of the school year will be on Friday, October 21st at 3:30. Contact the Youth Services Librarian, Kristine Oulman at koulman@eastonlibrary.org for more information.

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