Library adds ‘Make it @ Your Library’ for teens
–The Paso Robles City Library has added projects for teens to its “Make it @ Your Library” program. The “Teen Takeover” is scheduled at 3 p.m. in the library conference room. Middle school and high school students learn, create, and collaborate on projects that focus on up-cycling, inventing, and do-it-yourself projects. The program is free and there is no registration. Scheduled summer dates are:
- Wednesday, June 7, Dinosaur Bookends. Why pay $60 for those cool animal bookends that seem to be everywhere when it can be made for free? Come pick out an awesome Jurassic pal, customize with a favorite color and take home a set of designer bookends.
- Wednesday, July 5, Solo Cup Shrinky-Dinks. Learn how to make an awesome Shrinky Dink swag out of Solo Cups. Use personalized Shrinky Dinks to make jewelry, zipper pulls, key chains, or magnets.
- Wednesday, August 2, Magnet Board. Create a cool memo board with personalized magnets for locker or bedroom for posting notes, reminders or photos.
Youth Services Librarian Melissa Bailey said, “Our Teen Takeover class is a great way for teens to engage in creative collaboration. We start with a project idea and basic instruction, and the teens take it from there. It always amazes me how imaginative out teens can be when given the materials and the freedom to be creative.”
The Paso Robles City Library is located at 1000 Spring Street and is open Monday – Friday 10-8, and Saturday 10-5. For more information on library programs and events, call (805) 237-3870 or visit the library website.