Friday, November 13, 2015

Public Libraries and At-Risk Teens by G. Neri

Reblogged from School Library Journal 

"All teens are at risk. They’re at risk of falling prey to ignorance, hatred, violence, and all the other negative influences that surround them. They’re at risk of failing to take advantage of the opportunities and resources available to them. Everything we do here in the Teen Lounge serves at-risk teens. The rules of the teen lounge are respect the space, respect the staff, respect each other. And that’s all we try to encourage." -Andria Amaral, Young Adult Services Manager, Charleston (SC) County Public Library