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Meet the Volunteers: Pearse F.

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Picture of teen volunteer Pearse F.

Blue Valley Library Teen Volunteer Pearse F. sat down for an interview with staff member Peggy Hendershot.

How long have you been a library volunteer?

I have been a library volunteer for a little over 2 years and have volunteered at the Blue Valley Branch for a little over a year.

 

Do you volunteer anywhere else besides the library?

I volunteer with Harvesters, Valley Park Elementary’s orchestra program, and middle school debate clubs, although the majority of such activities are during the school year.

 

Meet the Volunteers: Priya L.

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Picture of teen volunteer Priya L.

Blue Valley Library Teen Volunteer Priya L. sat down for an interview with staff member Peggy Hendershot.

 

How long have you been a library volunteer?

6 months

 

Do you volunteer anywhere else besides the library?

Yes. I help teach dance with my former dance studio.

 

What sparked your desire to volunteer for the library?

I love books and it's always been a dream of mine to travel around the world (specifically in Europe) to go to beautiful libraries.

 

Meet the Volunteers: Conor F.

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Picture of teen volunteer Conor F.

Blue Valley Library Teen Volunteer Conor F. sat down for an interview with staff member Peggy Hendershot.

How long have you been a library volunteer?

I have been a library volunteer for a little over 2 years and have volunteered at the Blue Valley branch for a little over a year.

 

Do you volunteer anywhere else besides the library?

In addition to library volunteering, I also volunteer at Valley Park Elementary School to mentor orchestra students.

 

What sparked your desire to volunteer for the library?

Empathy: books and other resources to help teens understand empathy in a sometimes unkind world

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empathy books and other resources to help teens understand empathy in a sometimes unkind world

Reading--literary fiction in particular--strengthens our empathy skills. Here's a list of some excellent books and other resources to help teens understand empathy in a sometimes unkind world.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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A new movie from visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel.

Have you heard the new song, "Wish You Were Here" by Florence + The Machine?! It'll be on the soundtrack for Tim Burton's upcoming movie, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Are you getting excited?!

If You Liked Little House on the Prairie

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Did you love Little House on the Prairie when you were a kid? Or Anne of Green Gables? And now you want something similar, but for a more mature reader? I put together this list just for you!

I Want to Go to There

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The amazing and intricate cosplay costumes of SDCC16 ... *drool*

Every year San Diego Comic Con brings the best fandoms together for one giant celebration of fan culture. It has expanded far beyond comics at this point, and one of the highlights is always the amazing costumes that people design just for this event. Look upon them and get: inspired, awed, overwhelmed, intimidated and excited! 

Books That Decrease WorldSuck

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We're often hesitant to read something that’s on teachers’ required reading lists, because, come on - BORING! But then, when we get around to it, we’re hooked. This is a list of books that are often on "required reading" lists, but they also just happen to NOT suck. In fact, they do a pretty amazing job of decreasing WorldSuck.

Good Books on Bad Childhoods

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I'm not gonna lie. I had a pretty awful childhood. But I survived, and, with lots of love, support, and perseverance, I grew up to be a pretty happy adult. I still like to read memoirs and realistic fiction books about dysfunctional families, though. I think it helps to know I'm not alone. So, I made a list of my faves: Good books on bad childhoods. These are beautiful books on an ugly subject: the miserable childhood.

Descendants of Gods

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Camp Half Blood

Ever wondered if your parents might actually be gods? Well we are a few days late, but celebrate Percy Jackson's birthday (June 5) by taking this Mythos Quiz from TheFandom.net to see if you are descended from Egyptian, Greek, Norse or Roman gods.

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