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Calling All Teens!

“There’s nothing to do for Teens in this Town . . .” Wrong! Never heard of the Teen Advisory Board (TAB)? It may be the best-kept secret around. It’s like that perfect undiscovered hiking trail, camping spot, fishing hole, scenic getaway that you only tell a deserving few about. Well, deserving-few-reading-this-library blog, you are hereby formally invited to an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what we offer.

So far this year. . .

January

“Yallapalooza” Youth Fiction Authors’ Book-Signing at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe

February

Arizona State University (ASU) “Night of the Open Door” Expo, Tempe Campus

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March

Sat, 14 @ 7pm: “Can’t Take it With You” Play at Camp Verde High School, featuring two of our TABsters.

  • Teen Tech Week 19th-21st :
  • Mario Kart Marathon (Thurs)
  • Sphero Robot Races (Fri)
  • Digital Photography & Graphic Art Workshop (Sat)
  • Spring Heritage Pecan & Wine Festival 28th-29th:
    Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony
    Kiwanis Kids Kite-Flying
    Tree Advisory Committee Interactive Booth

We meet every Saturday 2pm to plan Teen events and have a weekly Teen Night 5:30pm-10:00pm—all at the Library! Click Here for Event Calendar and Facebook page.

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We plan field trips for every month, have game nights, movie nights, throw parties, road trip out of town, and have all kinds of fun, for sure. But, we are also serious about: 1) improving the library, 2) serving the community, 3) building skills and shaping futures; and we are structured with high expectations and high accountability.

We wrote our own ByLaws (7 pages!), have a Mission & Vision Statement, Officers–President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Public Affairs Officer, and a signed agreement for Standards of Behavior on file for every Teen.

TAB is the Teen representative body for the Library, TRUE. We decide which Books, CDs, DVDs, and Electronic materials should go on the shelves; design the Teen Library space, and promote reading. However, our scope extends beyond the Library, to the total development of the individual, and to serving the community at large.WP_20150228_043

Our Teens go to 6 different schools, come from varying family backgrounds, and are diverse in personality / interests, and are welcoming to everyone. So, come by on a Saturday and meet us!WP_20150228_010

Mission Statement:

Improve life for Teens in Camp Verde through the Library, by offering an inspiring, second-home environment that builds leaders and empowers them to go beyond expectation. We want the world to know that the Library is a vibrant, valuable, ever-evolving place that can positively impact the local Community and beyond, through Teens.

Highlights of 2014

  • ASU, NAU, Yavapai College
  • Prescott / Prescott Valley Libraries, 4 Phoenix Libraries
  • Out of Africa
  • SciFi Convention
  • UV Color Splash benefit run
  • 6 Town Council Public Hearings and Presentations
  • Cornfest, Fort Verde Days, Trick or Treat on Main Street, Christmas Parade
  • First Teen AZ E-Book Contest Judges
  • Featured in 10 Articles in The Bugle
  • Raised $800 for local Teens with Cancer


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CVLE Used Book Sales Pay Off for Library’s Youngest Patrons

InIMG_4980troducing kids to the joys of becoming lifelong readers has recently become more exciting at Camp Verde Community Library. Thanks to the hard work and generous contribution of the Camp Verde Library Endowment volunteers, we were able to purchase several new AWE Learning Stations. The AWE – Advanced Workstations in Education – stations, include two tablets, a new computer station and an upgrade for an existing station to help us promote computer and reading literacy in a safe environment for our youngest patrons.

AWE Digital Learning Solutions is dedicated to promoting lifelong literacy through learning stations that encourage the exploration of literacy through several different subjects.  AWE’s digital content for young learners immerse children in an extremely rich environment where the content is engaging and child-friendly. Using a series of fun games, themes, and programs, AWE engages our youngest learners and encourages them to explore the world of information in a computer-lDSC00389 (2)ike environment without an Internet connection.  Each of the computer stations and tablets has touch screen capabilities that allow children to interact intuitively on their own, with one another, or with their families to pursue subjects they are interested in.  Some of the subjects that are covered are science, math, literature, anatomy, geography, writing, music and arts. IMG_4959DSC00391 (2)

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Two teen volunteers, Billy Cook and Mathew Newtown, set up the newest computer station in the library. It has been very popular since.  If you would like to use one of the tablets or have any questions about AWE please ask a staff member in the Children’s Library.