In late-April, 80 teen volunteers, members of the library’s Virginia Beach Public Library's Teen Advisory Groups (TAG)
, attended the second annual “All TAG Conference” at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library. The teens shared an evening of learning and fun, participating in diverse programming at the library.
The keynote speaker was local entrepreneur, "Ryan the Balloon Guy.” He shared his inspirational story of how he turned balloon art into a career and encouraged the teens to embrace what they love.
Breakout sessions included a creative writing workshop presented by a former TAG member who is currently working on her degree in writing at William and Mary; yoga, Zentangles, Fondant Fun, Emergency Response Training for Teens, a TAG-presented workshop on movie production and a round-table discussion with Nicole, VBPL’s Emerging Technologies Librarian.
The jam-packed evening provided plenty of opportunities for TAG teens from each library to meet and interact with each other as well as to participate in fun, educational events.
Congratulations to VBPL's Teen Services Team for planning another great event.
Special thanks to the Friends of the Virginia Beach Public Library
who sponsored the conference, and to the members of the community who volunteered their time to teach the teens.