By this point in the year, almost all teens have started their classes and met their teachers. Getting to know one’s teacher is very important for primary, middle, and high school students – as educators are fountains of knowledge, kindness, and inspiration.
However, it is also key for students to meet another information and community guide: the helpful librarian! A librarian can assist with research for assignments, provide the right resources, and help with finding suitable programs and volunteering opportunities. In many cases, the library also provides such opportunities.
For teens in Bradford and Simcoe County, the Bradford West Gwillimbury Library and Cultural Centre offers volunteering through reviewing books and will soon launch the Teen Advisory Group, which is a weekly program for teenagers looking to make an impact in their local community. If teens wish to learn in more depth about these and other upcoming initiatives, they can always drop by the library and ask for teen librarian Sasha – who will be more than happy to help, chat, and answer any questions!
If teens want to play some games, learn about teen programs, find out how to volunteer with the library, and give their two cents about what libraries should do for teens, they are welcome to join the “Meet the Teen Librarian” virtual event on October 6 at 3:30 pm. Check our teen programming webpage for details on how to register.
Sasha is eager to meet teens from the Bradford community and its environs at the fun, online event. Beyond the virtual meet-and-greet, all are encouraged to come by and say “hello” to Sasha – click here to view the Library’s current hours and contact details. And, very soon, you may even be able to send him a message through the library's TikTok, where you might possibly see him dancing and singing!