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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

BPL Teens: Update

I realize I haven’t written about the progress of our Teen Department in a while here on the blog, but I have a very good reason.  It is because besides ordering books for the collection, I have not had to do much.  Why? Because our first ever Teen-Only library staff members, Tara and Morgan, are awesome!

Yes, Tara and Morgan passed their 3 month probation with flying colors, and just as we had hoped, they have different strengths and as a result, compliment each other perfectly.  Working together they are able to give a broad level of services to our teens.  And not only are they offering what our teens want, but they are enthusiastic, responsive and creative.

Here is a small sampling of what they have been busy doing for our teens:

You can get an idea of their virtual and physical services to our teens using those links.

If you are also serving teens and want to swap ideas with Tara and Morgan, use one of those links to connect with them.  They would love to hear from you.

I for one am so excited that the teens of Berwyn are being served by a dedicated staff who care about their library experience.  I love ordering books for the collection, but, with all my other responisbilities, could never invest the time and energy to do even a fraction of what Tara and Morgan have been able to do.

I am proud to have them as a part of our RA Dream Team and can’t wait to see what they can do with a few more months under their belts.

1 comment:

bplTEENS Tara said...

Aww, shucks, Becky. *blush*

I have been having a blast getting to know Berwyn Library staff and patrons, but especially the teens. As you pointed out, we have a TON of programs going on and coming up. Morgan also started a blog for the Teen Department (inspired by this lovely blog right here) that we'll be updating with featured books, graphic novels, games, crafts, movies, and random things that we think are generally really neat and ought to be shared. It can be found here.