LiLi and I cruised to our first Get Carded event this past Friday. How fun it was to visit a local high school, meet the teens and make new library accounts for them! LiLi catered to the crowd with some toe-shufflin’ music and the always popular X-Box. The reboot of PacMan took some of us back to the 90’s while others enjoyed the introduction to the classic arcade game.
It was also the perfect opportunity to share the excitement of the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) where teens receive volunteer hours for participating in monthly meetings and helping out at library events. But that’s not all! Library resources like databases, research help, and ebooks also came up in conversation. And so did those paper weights called books. The ones movies are based on, like Hunger Games and the Fault in Our Stars. All those things for free – at the library!
And our sunny but cold day ended in warmth, courtesy of the home-ec class providing us librarians with some delicious butternut squash soup!