Letters to the Editor

Invite for teens to become shareholders

On Sept. 29, something wonderful happened. The Poulsbo Friends of the Library provided funding ($2,700, to be exact) for brand new furniture for the Poulsbo Library’s teen room.

The library’s current crop of teen program attendees and volunteers (the Anime Club meets on the second Friday of the month and the Teen Advisory Board meets on the third Friday of the month) had expressed a desire for some new furniture and paint. After all, there are special adult spaces and children’s spaces within the library. Shouldn’t the teens have their own space as well? An attractive new teen room would give them some library ownership. It would make them library shareholders.

Thrillingly enough, the Friends responded to their request with gracious generosity. New furniture was purchased with the Friends’ donation and the library paid for a new coat of sparkling teal paint and some additional shelving. With the new paint, new furniture and a newly rearranged collection (thanks to many volunteer and staff hours) a new teen room was born!

Now, excitingly enough, it seems that a new homeless teen center (Coffee Oasis) is going to go into the building across the street from the library in May. We sincerely hope that the teens who visit Coffee Oasis will also visit the library as well and eventually become library shareholders.

Please join us on Jan. 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m., as we honor our Poulsbo Friends of the Library at a special open house and celebrate a bright new future.

Lynn Stone
Young Adult and Reference librarian
Poulsbo Branch
Kitsap Regional Library

 

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