September 18, 2012
A special area with books, computers and resources for kids in grades 3-5.
With the ongoing success of TeenZone and further improvements in the Children’s Department, the Wausau library is developing an area and programming for members of an age group who often feel left out: tweens.
Tweens are in that awkward time of life when they are no longer just children, but not quite teenagers. We’ve defined them as ‘children in third, fourth or fifth grade.’
The Tween Scene features colorful artwork, a carefully selected collection of books, computers, funky furniture and a gaming station. Our goal is to provide a safe and engaging place for tweens to read, do homework, play games or just relax.
In addition to the new area, a variety of tween events are planned, including Roald Dahl Day (9/25), Tween LEGO® Club (first mtg.: 10/9), Scary Stories Told in the Dark (10/30), Tween Game Night (11/27) and more. These programs will help tweens build self-esteem, make friends and learn something new. If you have suggestions for future events, we’d love to hear them; please contact us!
Next time you are at the Wausau library, check out the Tween Scene! It’s on the first floor in the southwest corner of the Children’s Department.
(from the MCPL Newsletter, Sept.-Nov. 2012)
image credit: Image by Marathon County Public Library staff.