Youth Outreach a Priority For The Library
Wednesday October 5th, 2011
Posted at 10:15am
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In an effort to become more relevant to teens and youth in the community, The Windsor Public Library Board recently passed a motion to strike a Youth Outreach Committee, which will determine how Windsor Public Library can better serve that segment of the library customer base.
Windsor Public Library Board Member Denny Timm was chosen to chair the committee, which will be comprised of library representatives as well as community members and teens and youth from the area.
Denny brings much experience to the position, as he was the driving force behind starting the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee, which he was chair of for five years. He was also the youth representative on the Transit Windsor Board of Directors.
“It is vital that young adults and teenagers be encouraged to become active participants in public library decision-making activities and that opportunities be created to develop the means for them to become involved,” Denny said. He went onto say, “Our young people today are our decision makers of tomorrow – we need to make sure that public libraries are relevant to them now as they develop into leaders and become contributing members of society.”
The committee will recommend and initiate outreach efforts and connections with schools, youth serving organizations, community associations and other appropriate groups. It will provide advice and information to the Windsor Public Library Board on issues of interest to the youth community and advise the Board on its current and future plans and priorities for library service. Additionally, the committee will work with partners to facilitate and promote communication and partnerships with the City of Windsor.
Teens and Youths interested in sitting on the committee should contact Windsor Public Library at 519-255-6770 or send an email to [email protected]