Liz Delzell, Youth Services Assistant, Fox River Grove Memorial Library in Fox River Grove, IL, writes:
I just wanted to share this picture of some of the members of our BRAND NEW teen advisory board. We have a lovely little library serving about 4500 residents in a small northern suburb of Chicago, and while we see lots and lots of kids, adults, and seniors, we don’t seem to draw in area teens. We hope the members of this board will be able to give us some insight into what teens want from us and how we can best deliver that to them. I thought this picture, of our teens looking INTO the library from outside the windows they’d just painted, was kind of poetic.
Also, in an unrelated but funny note, our library often abbreviates the name to FRGML. I’ve also abbreviated the name of the teen advisory board to TAB. The kids have talked about wanting t-shirts that say “FRGMLTABLOL” on the front and “We visit the library… IRL” on the back – which, again, makes me smile just thinking about all the people in the library that will be confused by this teen humor.