By Joanna KIM, intern
During the summer, the La Crescenta Library offers weekly programs for children, teens and adults that range from fun activities, such as decorating personal boho lanterns, to informational presentations including how to access digital library services. For example, last week, local teens and ’tweens between the ages of 12 and 17 were invited to make bottle cap magnets and bookmarks.
Every week when choosing activities, teen librarian Michelle Pino tries to connect the activities to books reflecting a specific theme. For instance, two weeks ago for their “Discover the Mad Scientist Within” activity, Pino connected science books to making slime.
In the hope of gathering more teen input, Pino said she is planning to create a teen advisory board later on in the year.
“I want [the teens on the advisory board] to bring me ideas – what kinds of projects, programs and books that the teens would be interested in in this community,” she said. The teens would also benefit by earning volunteer hours for their involvement in the local library. More information about signing up for the advisory board will be released in the fall.
Also being offered is the Summer Discovery Program for children from the ages of 3 to 12 that consists of a live puppet show, a dance performance by Teresa Smith, and more. Reading by Design: Adult Summer Reading is a program that provides adults with do it yourself projects and gardening ideas.
Programs for children are offered every Wednesday until Aug. 2. Programs for teens are offered every Tuesday until Aug. 1, and the adult program is offered on Saturdays until Aug. 5. These programs will continue after summer, but will occur once a month.
For information on upcoming activities, visit colapublib.org/libs/lacrescenta. The La Crescenta Library is located at 2809 Foothill Blvd.