Teen activities have floundered in many Croydon libraries in the past year. Part of the problem, we suspect, is that the staff are in certain libraries infrequently so not engaging with the youth in that library to pass the details on. Additionally advertising has been erratic; frequently events have been advertised poorly, without date and time information.
It is a shame as these were once very popular. They offer the ideal opportunity for teens to get together with other teens in their area. We've asked to be sent details but the council will not provide us with a listing of dates.
So, for 2013 we will be seeking out the details to pass on to you. If there is an event you know of please pass it on to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you know of places where events are listed please let us know so we can advertise them.
And if you attend an event and would like to write a review please send us details and we will publish your work on this site.
Here are the listings for January, 2013:
Teen Reading GroupsShirley Library: Thurs 24 January, 4.30-5.30pm
South Norwood Library: Sat 26 January, 3-4pm
Young Writers’ GroupsThornton Heath Library: Mon 14 January, 4.30-5.30pm
Selsdon Library: Sat 19 January, 3-4pm
Thornton Heath Library: Mon 28 January, 4.30-5.30pm
Manga Groups(limited places – book in advance at library)
Central Library: Sat 12 January, 3-4pm
Purley Library: Sat 19 January, 2-4pm
‘Figure of Speech’ Drama Club(limited places – book in advance at library)
Thornton Heath Library: Fri 11 January, 5.30-6.30pm
Thornton Heath Library: Fri 18 January, 5.30-6.30pm
Thornton Heath Library: 25 January, 5.30-6.30pm
If you know of any other event not listed please let us know!
We are busy hunting down details of the MyVoice project running in Croydon libraries. This project is supported by The Reading Agency. We'll let you know as soon as we find out!