by Yoli, Marmalade Branch
Hi! My name is Laynee and this is my fourth year volunteering for the marmalade TeenSquad. I love to be outside and mountain bike or hike with my friends and family and I love to read. I am very excited about being a part of TeenSquad this year!
Hello, my name is Emma. I’m 16 and a junior at Juan Diego High School, and this is my first year volunteering with Teen Squad. I love music, art, writing, and of course reading. Some of my favorite genres are classics, thrillers, and memoirs. I look forward to helping out with Teen Squad this summer!
This is Marta’s second summer as a Teen Squad volunteer. He is going into 10th grade in the fall.
This is Silvana’s first summer as a Teen Squad volunteer. She is going into 8th grade in the Fall.
by Lexi, Day-Riverside Branch
Jennifer: "Hi! I'm Jennifer and just like you, I'm not normal at all. I like to read comics, graphic novels and collect random facts about animals in my brain. Did you know that penguins and dolphins actually enjoy killing? Well now you know. I would to share more with you about how horrible those suckers are. However, this is an all ages introduction. Have a good day!"
Christian: "My opinion on libraries is that they are more than just a center where people come to read. Through my work in the Teen Squad I have realized that the library hosts various activities where families can unite and work in collaboration with each other to craft or design something, bringing the community together. The staff at the library is always able to help the customers at hand with patience and understanding. It's an educational and fun place that lets people organize their thoughts and become a better person that they envision for the future."
by William, Glendale Branch
A graphic with a dark blue background and plants of many colors, including a photos of two teens standing in front of a chalkboard that says Glendale Teen Squad 2023. One teen is holding a up a t-shirt with the Teen Squad logo on it. The text says Pawlae, Age: 16, School: East High, Likes: reading and growing flowers, Summer Project: planting wildflowers at the Glendale Branch. Léa, Age: 14, School: West High, Likes: sewing, manga, traveling, Summer Project: making a manga display for the Glendale Branch teen section.
by Stephanie H., Sprague Branch
I am pleased to introduce the wonderful teens helping at Sprague this summer!
Annabelle is an avid reader. She loves the outdoors but the library is her favorite place to be!
My name is Grace Silge! This is my 5th year as a Teen Squad volunteer, and I'm so excited to be back again! I love reading and the library, and am always so happy to be able to help out with Teen Squad. I am sixteen years old and a rising junior at West High. I love crafting, computer science, theatre, and my two cats, Hermione and Leia.
Hi! My name is Trin-Aber, I’m 16 years old and go to Highland High School. I’ve done teen squad 5 times now (school year and summer) and I love reading. I enjoy painting and drawing, and I have a tendency to binge watch the shows I get really into. I also make Marvel references on the regular and generally am a fantasy nerd.
My name is Parker B West, I’m interested in politics, the world at large, and books! I joined Teen Squad because it seemed fun to meet new people and contribute to the library this summer. I want to know more about the world and why things are the way they are! This summer I have had a great time in Teen Squad and hope to do it again next summer!
I love rock climbing, hiking, reading, math, and science. My favorite genre of books is science fiction and my favorite Artist is Taylor Swift. I just finished reading Wakers by Orson Scott Card. I joined teen squad because I wanted to help make the city library an even better resource for the community and get kids into reading. I have been signing people up for the super summer challenge and I am working on making take-home science kits for kids.
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