The American Library Association (ALA) says: "The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing. The Alex Awards were first given annually beginning in 1998 and became an official ALA award in 2002." You can learn more on ALA's Alex Awards page.
Karol Sacca, our Parachute Branch Manager, took this idea and ran with it. The result? The Alex Project.
The Alex Project is designed to build connections in our community using the power of a great read. Very simply, the project pairs teens and adults from the community. Each pair reads an Alex Award-winning title and compares opinions, usually via email.
Click to learn more about the Alex Project and when it's coming to your branch library!
Teen Advisory Groups (TAGs) are groups of teens who advise (didn't see that coming, did ya?) our librarians on stuff that teens like. Joining TAG means that you can have your say on everything teen-related at your library, from planning programs and events to suggesting which books, movies, and games the library buys. And, who are we kidding, it's also a good excuse to hang out with some fun people and eat free food. Most TAGs meet once a month, so there's not a huge time commitment, but your involvement can have a big impact on your local library.
Carbondale Branch - On hold for the summer
Glenwood Springs Branch - On hold for the summer, next meeting in September
New Castle Branch Library - The third Monday of every month at 4:00pm
In addition to the traditional book club, many of our branch libraries have clubs specialized for different groups or interests, like gaming or art. Don't forget to check our calendar for meetings and events; apply the "Teens" age filter to narrow down the calendar's listings.
Drawing Manga and Comics - Teens and manga artists, join your peers at the New Castle Branch Library to learn techniques and share your talents. Bring a pencil, paper and your imaginations. All levels are acceptable. The manga club meets at the library every Wednesday at 4:30 pm. For more information, contact the branch at 984-2346.
Wii Wednesdays - The Rifle Branch Library holds open play gaming. For more info, call the Rifle Branch at 625-3471 or check out our online calendar.