Note of thanks and apology to Claudette from Linda: All of you in the ECYA group should know that Claudette gets these notes to me very quickly. It is my slowness that makes them come up late. My apologies to Claudette and all for not getting the meeting minutes posted sooner!
MEETING MINUTES – 03/13/09
The Eastern Connecticut Young Adult Roundtable met on Friday March 13, 2009 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Otis Library in Norwich. The main topic for our meeting was Summer Reading and any ideas or programs we would be offering this summer or are hoping to offer.
We shared a lot of wonderful ideas to try with our area teens including: duct tape roses, peep portraits, tie dye and reverse tie dye, hardware jewelry, candy sushi, decorate your own cupcakes, altered books, trading cards, cooking competitions, food creations based on books (The Catcher in the Rye), making short stories based on portraits, post cards based on the idea of posting secrets, making
our own portraits from Mr.Picassohead.com and posting them at the library, and create text pictures from the Wordel web site.
While are looking to offer programs for young adults, the general consensus of the room was that any type of large entertainment programming offered should be suited for the entire family rather than focusing on specific age groups. Due to economic restraints, it makes sense for libraries to utilize their funds in a way that best suits a broader spectrum of patrons.
Our next meeting will be on May 8th at 10:00 a.m. in Colchester at Cragin Memorial Library. Our focus will be on books that attract boys to reading. Bring a few to share!
Until then, happy planning! Claudette
Children’s Librarian Assistant
Killingly Public Library