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January 18, 2018

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Libraries provide a host of activities for Henderson teens

I am dedicated to finding constructive things for kids in Henderson to do this summer. It’s hot, the days are long, and sometimes you just don’t feel like going outside. Well, the good news is that our newly re-opened Green Valley Library has some great programs planned for teens, ages 12-17.

Earlier this month, the Green Valley Library teens held an ice cream social to kick off the summer.

“We had 12 teens show up, which is a decent turnout,” said Jessica Sullenberger, Teen Services Librarian at GVL. “We made the ice cream in bags, played ‘name that tune’ and had a boys and girls hula hoop contest!”

Currently, Sullenberger is looking to boost her book club for teens.

“We’re reading ‘The Chocolate War’ by Robert Cormier, and will discuss it at the book club meeting on the last Tuesday of the month,” said Sullenberger. “Next month we will read ‘Looking for Alaska’ by John Green.”

Sullenberger also manages the Teen Advisory Group, which meets on the second Tuesday of each month, and the Anime Advisors, which meets the third Wednesday of each month.

The Teen Advisory Group is a group of volunteers who assist children’s librarians with selecting good books for teens, conducting library programs, and other activities. Snacks and music are provided.

The Anime Advisors screens a different anime title each month and then discusses it.

“I would love to see more participants get involved with both programs,” said Sullenberger.

For teens looking for activities can find more information on the library’s blog,, or Web site. To contact Jessica Sullenberger directly, call her at 207-4260.

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