We are happy to have offered opportunities throughout the year for teens to earn valuable community service experience at Taylor County Public Library. That's why we're so excited about our new group, Teen C.I.A., or Teen Community Involvement Alliance. This group is designed to enhance involvement amongst our teens not only within our library, but throughout the community as well. Together, we will brainstorm and perform community service projects each month. We will meet on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month.

Here's what's coming up:

On Friday, January 25 @ 1:30 PM: (If you are participating in the Winter Learning Challenge this program is eligible for the Caring is Sharing badge!)

Wendy Strode from the Kentucky School of the Blind will be here to educate us on the usage of braille and how it is taught. She will then assist us in making Experience Books for our library. Experience books are created by fusing storytelling and tangible textures relating to the object you are writing about. For example: if a story talks about how grass feels, include a bag of actual grass for the visually impared to hold while being told the story. These books are designed for visually impaired individuals to better correlate language with touch. Click here to sign up!

On Friday, February 8 @ 1:30 PM: (If you are participating in the Winter Learning Challenge this program is eligible for the Caring is Sharing badge!)

This week we will be making Valentine's Day cards to be distributed to residents of local nursing homes. There is a maximum of 15 participants, so be sure to sign up by clicking here.

On Friday, February 22 @ 1:30 PM: (If you are participating in the Winter Learning Challenge this program is eligible for the Caring is Sharing badge!)

This week we will be making Paper Bag Books. These books are designed for children up to 3 years of age and contain both a story and sensory components. The books we create will be available for children in our community to use. There is a maximum of 15 participants, so be sure to sign up!  If you are participating in the Teen Winter Learning Challenge, this program is eligible for the "Sharing is Caring" badge. Due to a blood drive, will be meeting in YA Room on this date. Click here to sign up!

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