A teen came to the West Duluth library branch “Spooktacular HalloTeen” event. She was candid about how she often feels unaccepted by others. The librarians told her that she is always welcome at teen events and described some of the activities teens do there.
At the end of the night, after having made fake blood, taken the Fear Factor Challenge, created a Frankentoy, eaten lots of candy, and met some new friends, she smiled and said, “I guess l now know that libraries are the place for me!”
Foundation support makes it possible for librarians to have the resources to open up a world of welcome to teens. Finding that a library is a place where everyone can feel at home, where a teen can feel accepted and valued, can be a turning point that helps a teen succeed.