Friday, November 16, 2007


Teens in the Library. Seems that everyone is trying to capture the Teen market and libraries are no different. We know that we often have to cajole, plead and entice teens to books and libraries.. But we know once we capture their attention, they do return.

With generous funding from the Santa Fe Community Foundation, the Buckaroo Ball and the LANL Foundation, the Santa Fe Public Library has created a Teen Advisory Board (TAB) to help create the kind of programming that will attract teens to the library. Their first program/event was “Talk Like a Pirate Day”, a day celebrated internationally by the way, which drew 25 faux pirates. And they are active in a bi-weekly book club, reading science fiction/fantasy books.

Coming up on Friday, December 7, an after hours Mystery and Pizza Party is scheduled at the Southside Library from 5:30 until 8:00 p.m. Teens will get to solve the Queen of the Nile mystery and enjoy pizza. And the Teens can wear prom dresses (the murder (?) takes place at a prom) or dress like detectives.

Teens will be acting out the play and other teens will be trying to follow the clues.

I think some of the appeal is being in the library after hours, not many people get to do that and rarely for a mystery! To register or find out more about the Teen Advisory Board, call 955-2828

Posted by PCH at Main.

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