Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Library Teen Music Group News

Our library has a music group program where teens jam out in the library's community room every Wednesday. Music instruction was their #1 request in a teen council survey. Thanks to community support and funding from the Friends of the Library, the group now has access to instruments and two musical instructors. The program has been ongoing for 9 months with 15 to 20 teens participating in both teen council and teen music group weekly. The group is called Project Unknown and performs at library and community venues. Project Unknown also participates in fundraising programs, volunteers at library events, and plans programs that are of interest to their peers. The music program gives teens a voice at the library, motivating them to get involved in activities and give back to their community. Currently the teens are working on a video for the "Why I Need My Library!" video contest. Their goal is to win one of the cash prizes and use the money to create and furnish their teen space. I'm so proud of our teens and their dedication to their programs--programs that serve the community. Check out the SLJTeen article published today highlighting the Logan Heights Library Teen Music Group"Project Unknown".