by Yoli, Marmalade Branch
I’m 16 and will be a junior at West High. My hometown is Logan, I train in aikido, and I have an Australian shepherd named Rio who’s working on being a therapy dog.
Hello, my name is glen. I will be attending West in the fall as a freshman, and work at my neighborhood school. I enjoy playing video games, cubing, coding, running, and playing ultimate frisbee.
Meows aggressively, I’m emo rawrs. I'm 16 and I’m a homosexual. My pronouns are he/they/it.
Marta is part of the Teen Squad team at the Marmalade Branch.
Hello! My name is Ori. I like to draw, write & listen to music. I also play piano. My current favorite artist is Will Wood & my pronouns are they/he.
My name is Porter and I’m 17. I love music, D&D, and video games. If you see me please come say hi!
Hi! I am Steven, I sure do enjoy indulging in virtual reality gaming, as well as normal gaming. I also enjoy reading asian novels and comics. Also, I hate Meta (Facebook). II-L is the greatest musical artist out there. This year, I am helping out at the Marmalade library, which has very awesome staff.
My name is Stine (pronounced as Stee-nah) and I get how weird of a name that is. I like playing piano, reading and writing, and watching a wide variety of movies and TV shows, along with a bunch of other things that I just can’t remember right now! If you ever need any suggestions on what to read or watch, let me know!
by Lexi, Day-Riverside Branch
My name is Jaziayah. I go to innovations high school. I love romance books and movies. I also love thrifting and hanging out with friends and family. I love working at the library because I get to be surrounded by new people everyday.
I’m Ember and I go to West High School. I love volleyball and vampires. I work at Lagoon. Working at the Library is cool, there are fun people.
My name is Emily. I go to West High School as a senior. This is my fourth time doing Teen Squad and I am so excited to be back. I love to read, ride my bike and do puzzles.
Hi, I’m Bella. I love books and art and making music. I go to Open Classroom. I like that the Library has a lot of books. I like Graphic Novels, too.
My name is Mafazah and I love watching Naruto. I like going to the library because there are a lot of choices in the DVD section. I also like going to the park with friends. And I love chips.
My name is Kaylee and I go to Innovations. I love anime and reading murder mysteries. I love working at the library because they have really good snacks and I get to meet new people.
I am Natalie! I’m going to Pacific Heritage Academy next year. I’m into collecting stickers and making my own boba. I like arts and crafts. I love the Library’s Comic Books - most of the libraries I’ve been to don’t have comic books.
By Teen Squad Glendale
Saia Langi (The Supervisor)
My name is Saia. I am the Teen Librarian at the Glendale Branch. One of my goals for Teen Squad is to help support my volunteers so they can have the best experience possible. If my friends and family were to describe me they would say that I am goofy, fun loving and that I have an obsession for eating chicken nuggets. Without further ado I would like to introduce you to this summer’s Teen Squad volunteers!
Long Le (The Innovator)
The reason why I chose to be in Teen Squad is because I want to have fun throughout the whole summer-that's pretty much my main goal. If my friends were to describe me, they would definitely say that I am unpredictable. I like coming to the Library for books and friends:D
Rachel Eisenberg (The Warrior)
I wanted to join Teen Squad because I wanted to learn what a real job is like. I also joined because I wanted to have fun! A personal project I would like to work on this summer would be focused on women's rights. If I could, I would spend the majority of my time skiing and hanging out with my dog. If my family and friends were to describe me, they would say that I am an extrovert that talks a lot. I have also won a lot of awards in a martial art called Soo Bahk Do. I am also a huge Taylor Swift fan! Some of my favorite books are Red, White and Royal or Song of Achilles.
Tony Manig Chong (The Go-Getter)
My goals for Teen Squad this summer is to work in a team and complete a project that can help other people. If my friends and family described me they would say that I am sporty, always active, and sometimes tired. I am very punctual and I get good grades. I LOVE SOCCER. If I could live forever I would become the greatest goalkeeper of all time! I like to come to the Library to explore different genres of books. I especially like to read graphic novels and history. I am still figuring out ideas for my project, but I would like to do something different from what I did last year.
More Teen Squad Things!
by Claire, Anderson-Foothill Branch
Join us for a period equity workshop led by Teen Squad member Iman, and in collaboration with the nonprofit Too Little Children, where you will learn how to sew reusable maxi-pads for girls and women in impoverished areas around the world.
This one-time program strives to promote healthy and informative discussions on period education and equality, while helping to bring about positive change in the form of reusable maxi pad donations.
Additionally, Anderson Foothill will be accepting any other period products to be donated to the Highland High Pantry and The VOA, in order to continue the fight to end period poverty.
This event will be hosted in person and we hope you will join us on Saturday, June 18th at 11:00am the at Anderson Foothill Branch to learn about period equity and sew some reusable period products that will be delivered to girls in need in Pakistan this summer.
by Rebecca West, Main Library
Wasatch Charter School is displaying an art exhibit at the Main Library from June 1 to August 20 with pieces inspired by the Great Salt Lake.
Topics range from photography, over landscape-model knitting, Aztec mythology, Goshutes history, geology of the Great Salt Lake, weather and water cycle, to salt art. Through this exhibit, the artists hope to reflect the value of our famous Utah landmark and ecosystem and therefore also promote the protection of the Great Salt Lake.
This summer, you can come see this exhibit on Level 2 of the Main Library (210 E 400 S) in the teen area.
The City Library offers free gallery spaces to teen artists, with the Main Library’s teen exhibit being just one of many library locations where you can share your art with our community.
Interested teens can apply for an exhibit at the library at: slcpl.org/teen-art-exhibits
Or you can ask at any City Library for a paper application.
The Main Library has frames to lend you for your gallery and the teen librarian, Becca, can walk you through the process of putting together an exhibit of your own work.
by Christine, Chapman Branch
The end of the school year is coming in just a couple of weeks and that's cause for celebration. Today's post features a Do It Yourself tutorial for making a mini piñata. These tiny piñatas are great for any occasion, and pretty easy to make, so you could even make them as gifts for your friends.
Our example features a rainbow color scheme, which would make a great Pride Month gift or party accessory, but you can use any colors of tissue paper for different holidays or events.
You can view and print the piñata instructions by clicking the button below.
Enjoy & Congratulations on making it to summer!
Blog posts are written by our Teen Librarians and, in some cases, teens like you. Visit your About page to learn more about our Teen Librarians.