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The Utter Importance of Teens, Part 2

Something’s been nagging at me ever since I wrote The Utter Importance of Teens before here. I cited some pretty great things done by people who either are or were teens in our library.

But not every teen who walks through our doors ends up being a superachiever and that doesn’t mean we love having them any less or that we haven’t possibly made an impact on their lives.

I’m thinking of people like the teen mom who reads to her baby. Or the kids who stayed at our library because their parent told them not to come home until a certain time because that adult was either dealing drugs or having someone over for sex. Or those, who as little kids, wandered back and forth through the neighborhood and the library was a place for them to stop and stay a while.

Or the people, either now or once teens, who  are  solid citizens. Who maybe aren’t doing anything flashier than living their lives with hard work and integrity. And who need/needed a place to hang out with friends, a computer to play games on, a place to do homework or  find a book that just might touch their heart.

If you feel strongly about libraries, whether or not your local library is slated to be closed or not, come to this event:

TEEN ADVOCACY DAY

HELP US SAVE LIBRARIES!

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

2:00-5:00 PM

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main (Oakland)

Write a Letter

Contact Politicians

Make a Donation

Get the Facts

Tina Zubak

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh- Beechview

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