Fulton library courting teens

Vanessa Langdon sits in the teen section of the Fulton Public Library.
Vanessa Langdon sits in the teen section of the Fulton Public Library.

The Fulton Public Library is launching a Teen Advisory Council in an effort to make the library more inviting to teens.

The first meeting of the group is at 4 p.m. June 5.

The Teen Advisory Council will meet once a week to be a voice representing the teens in the community. The group will advise the library on young adult book purchases, software for the computers and programming to offer.

The council also will have an active book club component, and has the possibility of screening movies. The meetings will also include free lunches to attendees provided by Oswego County Opportunities.

 The group will meet at 4 p.m. on June 5 and then change to a 1 p.m. as of June 26. The council will hold their meetings in the young adult section downstairs at the library.

The Teen Advisory Council will be geared for students in the Fulton community grades 7 to 12 and is facilitated by Vanessa Langdon, who works at the library through AmeriCorps. The Oswego County AmeriCorps program focuses on services for children and families. Members mentor youth, provide fitness and nutrition education activities for youth, and manage volunteers who serve their community.

Though there is a target audience, anyone who wishes to have their voice heard in regards to how the library serves teens is welcome to stop by.

The group meetings will run for one hour throughout the summer and hopefully, through student leadership, will be able to continue into the school year.

For more information check out the Teen Advisory Council Facebook page, stop by the Fulton Public Library, or email Langdon at vclangdon@gmail.com.

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