Hey everyone! I thought it was about time we had a little update about what the YA department is up to. For those of you YAK and Chimera attendees, you may know about the DOH grant and that Laura and I had reapplied for it. Well good news, we got the grant! This means that we will be able to continue having YAK and Chimera every week, we will have more money for snacks and crafts and Laura and I have just as many hours to spend working on improving the teen section and teen programing!
In other good news, Laura and I were also able to place several orders. Laura ordered quite a stack of new fiction (including several copies of Mocking Jay, the new Hunger Games Novel) and I ordered a good chunk of new manga and some video games. The library will now have Wii games!
Also updated was the fall schedule of events and for those of you on the border of teen (age 18) there is a new anime club! Please feel free to join us Saturdays from 6-8pm if you are 18 or over. The age limit is only in place because this is an anime club for adults, and has nothing to do with the programing schedule.
Hope to see you soon!
As most of you know I'm leaving for Europe, and I will miss several YAK!s, so while I am off gathering stories and pictures to share with you all, I'd like you to think about the side anime club I'm trying to put together. I'd like feedback from any interested teens so that I can get rolling on it when I get back.
If we started an anime club, what time and day would be best?
Should it be 2 or 4 hours?
Should we have a teen "senate" to help run it?
Any and all suggestions are welcome!
Take care everyone, and I'll miss you all! I'll try to write but i might beat my letters home :)
Laura & Bailey
Laura Prestia and Bailey Murray are the Young Adult Specialists here at the Albany County Public Library.
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