The Biblioteca teensReach, in addition to its usual volunteer activities of the Summer Reading Program and library services duties, has developed some unique traditions. These include:
- Mothers' Day program: For the past two years, teens have planned and carried out a fun-filled Mothers' Day program including food, decorations, favors, games, and a children's activity. This is open to all Biblioteca mothers and this year there were about 50 participants including mothers, children, and teens.
- Decorating a Tree at Christmas in the Park: Teens walked downtown from the Biblioteca to decorate a tree with Tin Art ornaments and laminated pictures of teensReach activites. The day included buying lunch with money they earned themselves. They will be doing it again this year!
- Fundraisers: The group has raised money for its activities, including the Mothers' Day Program and lunch on their downtown walk to Christmas in the Park, by having snack sales in the library during school vacation weeks.
- Collaborating on a community Halloween Haunted House: Our neighbor the Washington United Youth Center has been holding a Haunted House, and teens will have a food table and this year also a "scare booth".
Visit the teensReach page to learn more and sign up for teensReach at Biblioteca and other branch libraries.