Fun fact, the Marmalade Branch is named after the groves of fruit trees that once grew in the neighborhood. Now you know a new piece of library trivia!
Hi, my name is Yoli, and as a Teen Librarian at the Marmalade Branch I get to support teens’ goals and dreams. Every summer we have the Teen Squad, and teens can volunteer at the library. This is a great way for teens to give back to their communities while adding volunteer experience to their resume.
I’d like to thank this year’s Teen Squad for all of their hard work during these unusual and difficult times. The Marmalade Teen Squad is super creative and thoughtful, and has a great work ethic. Thank you Alex, Claire, Hazel, Laynee, Lily, and Mariam for making this team awesome!
I borrowed a sewing machine and I am getting help from my mom to learn how to sew masks. My plan is to create a tutorial for other teens to learn how to make a mask. The tutorial will be posted to the library’s teen blog, or to the Biblioboard teen DIY page.
Hi, I am Alex. I am 16 and will be a senior at West High next year. This is my 4th year volunteering at Marmalade library. In my free time, I like to watch animated TV shows, play piano, and read about world history. I am excited to be on the Teen Squad this year and work on a project to help others experience the variety of CDs that our library offers to us.
I will create a book club for LGBTQ+ and ally tweens. I noticed that the library had resources for teens who are part of the community, but not for tweens, so I thought that since I have the ability to come up with and create a program I would create a resource for tweens in the community. I plan to have the book club meet every two weeks, reading a new book every four. In the meetings in which books aren’t being discussed, we will be able to socialize and make new friends. This is my first year doing Teen Squad and I’m so excited! I spend most of my time reading, writing, taking photos in the cemetery, or listening to Showtunes.
We hope you enjoyed reading about our Marmalade Teen Squad volunteers. Our last volunteer post, coming next Monday, will feature volunteers from our Day-Riverside Branch. Until then, have a great holiday weekend!
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