The library’s “Inspire” publication just keeps getting better and better. I can truly (and proudly) say that the glossy and gorgeous “Inspire” features events which appeal to a broad range of tastes and interests.

Nowhere is this truer than in “Inspire’s” teen section. While I will be the first person to admit that I am biased (I am a teen services librarian, after all) I have to say that the teen section blows my mind (in really a good way). Not only does this section feature leadership and volunteering opportunities it also features DIY & crafts, and special events such as the star of the show, BiblioTEC. BiblioTEC (the intersection of science, technology, engineering and math at the library) events include the Cosplay Labs, maker space labs, chances to create not one, but two, library commercials at the Poulsbo Library and a whole WEEK of digital storytelling at the Sylvan Way Library.  BiblioTEC events also include a DJ’ing Lab and multiple pop-up labs. If those events don’t appeal, then you can also check out the Second Annual Zombie Prom, a teen field trip to Sakura Con, Art After Dark at the Bainbridge Island Museum or the Art of Hip Hop workshop. My wildly creative Port Orchard colleagues have even created a series of ‘adulting’ classes for ages 15-25 which focus on finance, employment, food and clothing. How brilliant is that?

Also, don’t forget that while you (and/or the teens in your life) are enjoying the events listed in our current issue of “Inspire” we are hard at work putting together events (and their descriptions) for the summer issue of “Inspire.” Teen activities to look forward to include cosplay workshops, a cosplay prom, after-hours zombie apocalypse tag, field trips to MOHAI, the Wing Luke and Uwajimaya, author Skype chats and much more!


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