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Teen Survey Results

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Teens and parents were recently asked to complete a survey, answering questions about the programs we offer teens. The survey ran for three weeks and we received 57 responses. Questions ranged from the timing of programs, rating interests, reasons for attending, and how teens use the Library. Some of the trends we saw were that our teens really enjoy movies, anime, crafts, and gaming. Our teens are social! They want book discussions and writing groups, but also a place where they can share their interests, be with friends, and meet others. 83% of those surveyed use the Library to check out materials for fun, while 38% - 45% are using us as a community space, for doing homework, and for checking out materials for school. 

We’ll be looking at our staffing levels and seeing how we can adjust the time and days that we offer teen programs to better meet the needs of our patrons. While the holiday season in November and December means we will have fewer regular programs, we expect to make changes and try new program times in the coming months. Please feel free to send suggestions or questions about teen programs to Young Adult Librarian Bonnie Svitavsky.

Click here to read a complete copy of the survey results.

  • PPL Teen Group

    Kate green readDoes the Library do stuff for teens?  What?  Of course we do stuff for teens!  Most Wednesdays, from 3:00 - 5:00, we have programs to delight the curious, tempt the shy, and intrigue the unusual.  Watch anime, share a great book, enjoy a movie, write something hilarious, or create a craft!

    Teen Group is free and doesn't require registration (most of the time!), and any teens ages 13+ are welcome to stop by and see what's going on!  Check our our PPL Teen Group page to see what's happening this month!

     Young Adult Librarian Bonnie S will be happy to answer any questions you have about PPL Teen Group and other teen-related activities!  Just send her an e-mail or call her at 253.841.5454!
  • Booklists

    Sometimes finding the right book for you is a bit of a pain - there's gotta be something good out there, but where to find it? And once you've found an author or series that you love and can't live without, how do you find out when the next book is coming? These booklists are here to help inspire you or to just point you in the *hopefully* right direction!

    Click here to see our booklists
  • What's Bonnie reading?

    Check out some of the books your friendly neighborhood librarian has been reading and reviewing on GoodReads!

    Bonnie's young-adult book recommendations, reviews, favorite quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists

    Pathetic human race.  Arranging their knowledge by category just made it easier to absorb.  Dewey, you fool! Your decimal system has played right into my hands!

    - Chief Giant Brain, The Day the Earth Stood Stupid