Fridays from 4-5 pm: Feb. 3, Mar. 3, 17, Apr. 14, May 12 & 26
TAB members plan and run programs for themselves and middle and high school students. It’s a great opportunity to meet new friends, have fun, get volunteer hours, and build leadership and planning skills! TAB members are eligible for scholarships and have the opportunity to work on special library projects and make their voices heard at the library.
Mondays at 6:30 pm: Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 17, & May 15
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm: Feb. 8, 22, Mar. 8, 22, Apr. 5, 26, May 10, & 17
School-age kids and teens of all experience levels are welcome to participate in Dungeons and Dragons; However, we ask that children under eight be accompanied by an adult. Don’t know how to play? We’ll teach you as we go!
Friday, February 24 at 4
Do you love mysteries? Have you got a clue? Bring your friends (and enemies) to the library and see if you can work out whodunnit! The game begins at 4 pm and ends no later than 5:30; more than one game may be played if time allows. Open to middle school and high school students, ages 11 and up.
Maker Workshop: Candlemaking
Saturday, March 4 from 10-11:30 am
All ages, including adults, are invited to explore the world of candlemaking. We will make soy wax candles in small jars; wax, scent, dyes, and decorations will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own (small) containers. Young children are welcome but should be supervised by a caregiver. There will be oven-bake clay available as an alternative craft and to keep our hands busy while we wait for our candles to cool.
Calling all High School students!! Join TAB to plan and run programs for both high school and middle school. TAB offers scholarships, special projects, and a great opportunity to build leadership skills.
Contact Jessica Dowling at email@example.com
The Matheson Memorial Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is an inclusive group of high school students (attending public, private, or home school, ages 14-18) from Elkhorn and the surrounding communities. TAB’s mission is to give teens a place to express their opinions, make friends, build leadership skills, and connect with the community by developing and implementing programs for middle school students and their peers.
As representatives of the library and partners of the local school district (EASD) TAB members are expected to adhere to and espouse the policies and values of those organizations, including, but not limited to, those listed below. In practice, this means that TAB members will be thoughtful in their words and actions, respect each other’s beliefs and identities, and work together to foster an inclusive, welcoming group of teens.
Inclusivity in the Elkhorn Area School District
“Elkhorn Area School District is committed to establishing and sustaining an equitable community that achieves the school district’s equity mission to end the predictive value of race, class, or gender and ensure each individual student’s and staff’s success. The Elkhorn Area School District rejects all forms of racism, sexism, or classism as destructive to their mission, vision, values, and goals.”
Matheson Memorial Library’s Core Values
That an accessible and free library is fundamental to a free society
In literacy and lifelong learning
In intellectual freedom and the personal privacy of all our users in accordance with the law
We offer quality service to all users. The staff is friendly, helpful, and strives to enhance user experience with each interaction
We practice courtesy and civility in our actions and attitudes; we value, support, and respect all patrons and staff
We celebrate unique talents and work cooperatively towards the library’s goals with trust and enthusiasm
We value free and open access to all collections and services in a nonjudgmental manner to all individuals and protect the privacy of all users
Innovation, imagination, and creativity
We value continuous learning and innovation; we encourage creativity, imagination, and the life of the mind
Responsiveness to community needs
We strive to offer materials, programs, and experiences that meet the needs of our community
We are responsible stewards of the resources that have been entrusted to us and are accountable for the proper use of public funds
We value the background and culture of our residents and recognize that a diverse community fosters growth and tolerance
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