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Teen programs at libraries have a lot to offer

Teens holding stenciled t-shirts.

The library is always offering new programs for teens, with your interests in mind.

This month, on Jan. 20, the Rensselaer Library is offering teens a chance to cook with recipes from “The Green Teen Cookbook” at the next next ‘Chat & Chew’ Book Review.

Janice Wilma, the youth services librarian, said she is planning to make cooking a regular part of the programs teens can attend.

In Wheatfield, teens have been taking part in crafting involving food and gifts under the instruction of Rachael Cavinder and Carolynn DeVries. For Valentine's Day, teens will be making cards and candles to give away to friends and loved ones.

Many programs offered at the library also target larger age groups, such as the Jr. West Writers program at DeMotte, which targets teens and older children who want to develop their writing skills, and the Lego programs at DeMotte and Rensselaer which encourage young builders of all ages to explore what they can do with a time limit and a theme.

At Rensselaer, craft programs such as the upcoming Valentine Love Coupons, are often open to adults and teens.

If there are other programs you are interested in having, please let us know, or ask about joining the Teen Advisory Board at your library.