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For Teens

 

Email us: teensdept@washcolibrary.org

Call us: (301) 739-3250, Ext. 270

Text us: (301) 991-8886

Facebook: facebook.com/wcflteens  https://www.facebook.com/wcflteens/

Instagram: @wcflteens   https://www.instagram.com/wcflteens/

Twitter: @wcflteens  https://twitter.com/wcflteens

YouTube channel: Washington County Free Library, YA Dept. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzVS-5CaaWy-1HbReZ-K5CQ

 

 

Game Club - Mondays, 5:00-8:00 PM

Teen Connect - Tuesdays, 5:00-7:00 PM

Teen Library Council (TLC) - Wednesdays, 5:00-7:00 PM

 

Let Your Voice Be Heard!

What is TLC?

  • The members of the Teen Library Council (TLC) meet once a week to voice their opinions and suggestions for library programs, materials development, and how the library can better serve our young adult patrons.
  • Members of TLC also discuss and debate current events. TLC members help create content for The Washingteenian blog, which gives teens a platform to provide their interpretation of current events, write teen book reviews, and share their poetry, prose, artwork, and photography.  Visit the Washingteenian here: https://thewashingteenian.wordpress.com/

Who can join?

  • Anyone living in Washington County from 13-19 years old can be a part of TLC!
  • You can also connect with the Teen Library Council through our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts @wcflteens.

When and Where does TLC meet?

  • Meetings are held every Wednesday from 5:00pm-7:00pm in the Teen Connect Room (Room 212) of the Young Adult Department at the Fletcher Library Branch in downtown Hagerstown.

Did you know....

  • You can earn Student Service Learning hours just by attending a meeting.
  • You can learn about other opportunities to earn SSL hours.  See the brief SSL application form at the bottom of this page to earn hours with us.

Why should you join TLC?

  • Great opportunity to meet new people and have fun
  • References for college applications
  • Influence the programs and services offered by the library
  • Be part of a friendly, accepting, and intellectually active community of teens

Does this sound good to you?  We hope you'll come to a meeting on Wednesdays from 5:00pm-7:00pm!

  • HelpNow!
    Tutoring • Math • Science • Social Studies • English Grades K-12 and College Intro
    Open Monday - Sunday 2:00 pm - 11:55 pm EST with valid library card.
    Please Note: An additional Java install may be required with HelpNow!
  • Databases
    Databases are large collections of information available online. With a valid library card, you can search these from within the library or at home.
  • Ask Us Now! Live Assistance
    Having trouble getting started with your research? Need a little guidance? Use this service to chat with an actual librarian.
  • Teen Health & Wellness provides middle and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward, curricular and self-help support, aligned to state, national, and provincial standards. Topics include diseases, drugs and alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide and bullying, green living, LGBTQ issues, and more. 

    Here's a tutorial video we created to introduce you to this database: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz0jfhFOO6c

  • Financial Literacy (for Teens) is a content-driven, visually stimulating, and media-rich online economics and personal finance resource specifically designed for students in grades 7–12. Maintaining the gold standard set by Rosen Digital's inaugural product, Teen Health & Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers, Financial Literacy delivers curriculum-correlated content; promotes digital literacy and 21st-century learning skills; and offers research, report, and homework help.  Developed for teen learners with their unique learning styles and sensibilities in mind, Financial Literacy features a straightforward, easy-to-navigate interface. Teen-friendly articles make economics and personal finance both readily comprehensible and highly engaging. Dynamic videos and relevant photos enhance and extend learning. Financial tools and interactive calculators give teens hands-on practice in financial computation for real-world situations.

    Here's a tutorial video we created to introduce you to this database: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4gEDmcjcXI&t=48s


The Washington County Free Library participates in the Board of Education 75 hour Community Service Program (SSL hours).  We encourage you to perform your Community Service hours at the branch closest to your high school.  Please complete the application below if you are interested in being a Teen Volunteer.  Completed applications can be returned to your nearest branch or mailed to: Washington County Free Library, Attn: Human Resources, 100 S. Potomac Street, Hagerstown MD 21740.

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