The WCPL Has Learning and Fun for Your Teenager by Jennifer Smeltser

When it comes to cool places for a teenager to “hang out”, a library is probably the last place a teenager would suggest. Well, many libraries, including the Williamson County Public Library (WCPL - Main Branch) are making changes to encourage teens to turn to the library for learning and fun. 
Many children are introduced to the library when they are elementary age or younger. Ask any toddler or preschooler what they think about library story time and - as best they can - they will tell you how much fun they have during that time. The spirit they have as a child usually diminishes by the time they
become teenagers. By that age, the library becomes synonymous with school work. It is a place they go to only because they need a book for a school project or book report. For some teens, that thought is not too much fun, but times have changed. 
Each month, the WCPL has a number of programs geared towards children, ages 12 -18 years old. Yes, the library is still the place to go if you need a book for a school project or report, but there is more for teens than just books. 
The WCPL will celebrate teen poetry month in April by holding a poetry contest. Teens are encouraged to show their creativity and may submit up to three entries through April 30. There is also a great line up of regular programming throughout the month that provides opportunities for your teen to share with their peers. You may register online for any of the program listed below.
Monday, April 3
Teen Book Club:  4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Share your favorite (and not so favorite) books.
Friday, April 7
Teen Movie Afternoon:  3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The movie, BROTHER BEAR! Will be shown.
Tuesday, April 11
Teen Advisory Group:  4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Share your ideas for future teen programming at the library.
Saturday, April 15
Strategy Club: 2 p.m. 4 p.m.
Come out and play chess and other strategy games.
Monday, April 17
Star Wars Club:  4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Calling all Star Wars fans. Chat about recently released Rogue One and other movies in the series.
Friday, April 21
Teen Art Club:  4 p.m.
You bring your favorite art materials and the library will provide the colored pencils and sketch paper.
Teen programming at the library is another opportunity for homeschool teen to enjoy a variety of opportunities at their local library. There are five other branches in the library system: Bethesda Branch, College Grove Branch, Fairview Branch, Leiper's Fork Branch and Nolensville Branch. See what programs those branches may offer your teen. Contact Erin Holt, WCPL-Main Teen Librarian, at (615) 595-1278 for more information.

Jennifer Smeltser writes for HomeLife Academy. HomeLife Academy is an official private school serving thousands of home educators. For more of Jennifer's articles, visit the Homeschool Roster.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for commenting!

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.