This October, Washoe County Library System will offer a month of special programming for teens during the national celebration of TeenTober. Developed by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), TeenTober is a month-long event that strives to raise awareness of the importance of year-round teen services in libraries. This year’s TeenTober events include crafts, games, and other activities designed for teen interests.
On Friday, October 13, the library system will partner with The Holland Project, a local all-ages arts and music nonprofit, for a cryptid-themed art reception. The reception will mark the close of Young Blood, the Holland Project’s group exhibition for artists under 21. The Young Blood reception will take place at the Holland Project gallery space located at 140 Vesta St. Festivities will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with music, hands-on activities, and refreshments. Entry is a suggested $1 donation. Visit hollandreno.org/youngblood for details.
Additionally, teens can get involved by visiting Washoe County Library System’s TeenTober web page. The page offers access to online resources, volunteer opportunities, and a calendar of events focused on art, culture, STEAM, and educational enrichment. The page includes a link to a Teen Spaces Survey, which gives teens the option to provide feedback on how Washoe County Library can improve teen services.
For a list of activities and more information about TeenTober please visit washoecountylibrary.us/teens/teentober.php. Find out more about YALSA and the TeenTober national initiative at ala.org/yalsa/teentober.