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 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 Stephanie Costa, Main Library
If you've been visiting The City Library for at least three to four years you might remember Code Club. Code Club was a program where kids and teens, ages 8-18, could come and learn computer coding skills each week at the library. Library staff were on hand to help, but students primarily led themselves through a series of coding challenges from the beginning level to more advanced projects. The program ended in 2019 due to a variety of factors, but some students have often mentioned that they miss the club.
Enter 2021 Anderson-Foothill Branch volunteer, Sanskriti. Sanskriti was one of those students that loved Code Club and missed it terribly. This summer, as a Teen Squad volunteer, Sanskriti dedicated herself to reinventing Code Club in a new way. She created a website!
Here's what Sanskriti wanted to share about Library Coding Camp:
Welcome to LCC, the Library's new Coding Club! Here is where you can find resources to learn to code in addition to some project ideas on what to do with your new found knowledge and power. As of now the library's more beginner friendly lessons are still in the process of creation, but please check out the 'lean more' section, which contains links to other nonprofits and companies eager to aid you in your coding journey - for free.
We are so proud of all of the incredible projects our Teen Squad volunteers have created, and this project is no exception. Sanskriti's hard work is a gift for all of our community members looking to expand their knowledge and skills. We hope you'll enjoy exploring coding with LCC and we can't wait to see what future generations of coders make next.
Library Coding Camp is accessible to anyone, not just City Library users, and not just teens. You can find a link below and on this blog's Teen Squad page.
by Samantha, Sprague Teen Squad
This summer, Sprague Teen Squad volunteer Samantha created a digital cookbook of easy healthy snacks! Check out a sneak peek below, and download the full cookbook here.
by Yoli and the Marmalade Teen Squad
I’m Yoli and I am the teen librarian at the Marmalade branch. I won’t talk about myself too much except to say I have a really cool job because I get to work with really creative and thoughtful teens! Our Teen Squad’s projects are really amazing and fun, and I hope you will check them out. On behalf of the City Library and Marmalade Branch, thank you Laynee, Kayle, Christian, and Clover.
Hi! My name is Laynee and I am going to be a sophomore next year! I love reading and all things about books, and I also love the outdoors. For my project this year I decided to create a guide for teens that gives them an introduction into classic books and literature. This guide is in the form of a booklet and will be available within a classics book display at the Marmalade Branch!
Hi! My name is Kayle and I’m going to be a senior next year! I love math, reading, baking, and skateboarding! For my Teen Squad project, I chose to do an art and skateboard project. I have a space theme that I will recreate on my skateboard with spray paint. Hope you all enjoy!
Hi I'm Christian. I am a member of the Teen Squad summer 2021 for the Marmalade branch in Salt Lake City. My projects for this summer are Krypto and Set video tutorials. I will demonstrate how you can play on your own or in a group of 2 or more people. These games have been a favorite in our home and I hope that you can learn how to play them and make them a part of your favorite games as well. These games are also part of the Math Olympiad for Davis School District. Have fun!
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