The end of the school year is stressful and we want to help teens deal with all that anxiety and stress. On Tuesday, April 16 from 6-7:30 p.m., ages 12-18 are invited to De-Stress Day. They will enjoy a variety of stress-free activities in a relaxing environment as well as learn tips for stress and time management. Registration is required and can be completed here.
De-Stress Day will feature a variety of relaxing activities like coloring and paint by sticker, board games and puzzles, and snacks. Along with activities, attendees will learn some self-care principles and tips on how to manage stress and time. There will also be two special guests at the event: a therapy dog to give stress-relieving snuggles and a professional masseuse!
Teen Services Manager Katelyn Wolfe explains that “stress can be particularly hard for teens as they attempt to navigate the pressures of school, their future, their social life, and their extracurricular commitments. It’s important to share with them that it is good and necessary to take time to rest and recharge.” Katelyn realized the vital need for de-stress events after talking with the Teen Advisory Board about possibly hosting one. “The teens told me, ‘We are constantly stressed and we don’t know how to cope with it. No one has taught us.'” Katelyn hopes that the relaxation tips teens take away from De-Stress Day, as well as the event itself, will help ease that dilemma.
For questions about De-Stress Day, contact Katelyn Wolfe by email or at 423-434-4349. For information about other library programs and services, visit www.jcpl.org, call 423-434-4450, or drop by the library at 100 West Millard Street. Follow Johnson City Public Library on Facebook and Instagram for updates.