Teens Talked, We Listened!

On Tuesday, May 8, 2012, Laura and Aileen met with a group of about 11 teens and preteens for an hour to discuss topics concerning young adults and the Waltham Public Library. Teens expressed their opinions and knowledge regarding…

· what they like about the library,
· dislike about the library,
· how they use the library,
· what they would change about the library,
· and behavior in the library.

The most popular response for why teens like/use the library is to get together with friends. They strongly disliked the furniture in the YA room, and would like to see more color and newer posters in the YA room.

Other responses for visiting the library included use of computers, accessibility to the library, doing homework, reserving study rooms, having a snack room, and affordable vending machines.

If you’d like to help make the library a better place for young adults, all who are in grades 7 – 12 are invited to join us at our next meeting on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 from 3 – 4p.m. We’ll meet in the YA Room here at the Waltham Public Library. Light refreshments will be served!

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