Kentville's teen council doing great things for library, community

Kirk Starratt kstarratt@kingscountynews.ca
Published on January 11, 2015

Those on hand for the Jan. 11 meeting of Teen Council at the Kentville Library included Nathan Henshaw of Kentville; Charlotte, Foster and Anna Crouch of Port Williams and Felicity Doherty of Kentville.

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KENTVILLE - It’s a group of young people committed to doing good for their library and community. Teen council, made up of young people between the ages of 13 to 17, meets at the Kentville Library on two Sundays a month.

Library clerk Lori Cameron, teen council facilitator, said the purpose of the Jan. 11 meeting was a brainstorming session to come up with ideas for new service projects to benefit the library and community.

The group has already successfully completed several initiatives. These include clean ups at Miner’s Marsh, maintaining a display of young adult book recommendations at the library, producing a promotional video for the library’s summer reading club, a six-week project last fall called ‘Teen Buddies’ and more. As part of ‘Teen Buddies’, the council hosted kids aged three to eight at the library on Tuesday evenings.

If you’re a teen who would like to take part, visit www.valleylibrary.ca and check the event calendar for meeting dates and times.