Matthew White, the youth services librarian in Park Falls, has been doing some great work to establish connections with the teens in the area. He has a new teen area, and has been working with a group of kids on a Teen Advisory Board. His board, BookForce, is working on a 24-hour video game extravaganza through Extra Life to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network--specifically, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Marshfield.
On October 16, they will head to the library for 24 hours of gaming. They are asking friends, family (and fellow librarians now) to sponsor them for $1/hour--if you are interested in finding out more, check out their donation page or contact Matthew at whitem @ ifls.lib.wi.us.
Anyone else have any great ideas? I was talking with my own teen today, and we thought it would be fun to have a gathering of teen advisory boards, so the kids could swap ideas about what kinds of things they are doing, and librarians could see how other boards work. Whatcha think of that??