We love teens at the Johnson City Public Library, which is why we’re opening up a brand new space for teens on the second floor. It’ll be bigger and better than our current teen space on the first floor, and we hope to have the teen collection and some basic furniture installed within the first few months of 2018. For the time being, we want to invite teens to help decorate this new space. Katelyn Wolfe, our teen services coordinator, is organizing a book end design contest. She says, “I saw another library did a design contest like this, and I thought it would be a good way to decorate the space.” Pick up your design template at the Youth Services desk starting January 3. Submissions are now due January 19, and participants will hear by Monday, January 22 if their design has been approved.
That’s not the end though! After your design has been approved, we’re having a book end painting party the following Tuesday, January 23 from 6:00-7:30 PM. We’ll provide all the materials you need to bring your book end to life. Katelyn says, “I want this new space to be a place that we can highlight all the artistic skills our teens have. We have a lot of really talented teens, and I want to show that off! One thing about this project is it will be a way for the teens who are a part of this transition to stay a part of this place even after they’ve moved on.”
Katelyn adds that these book ends will stay in use for as long as they stay in good shape, hopefully for many years to come! Book end designs should be book-themed, so she adds that “if you have a particular book or character you love, this is your chance to make sure it’s represented!”
For more information about the book end design contest or other teen programs and services, contact Katelyn Wolfe, at 423-434-4349, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.