Teen Collection

The Teen Collection currently houses 1,500 popular, bestselling and award-winning books and graphic novels.  The collection is updated with an average of 30 new titles each month, keeping it fresh and current.  

Teen Community Service

Teens have excellent opportunities to earn community service hours as volunteers at The Wimberley Village Library.  To be eligible for this program teens must be 13 – 17 years of age. All volunteers are required to fill out an application and acquire two references.  Eligible teens will have completed the application, interview and training process before earning community service hours. Certificates of completion are awarded at the end of summer programming or during the school year when earned.

 

Teen Volunteer Programs

General Information

The general duties of teen volunteers are assist with shelving, straightening shelves, displays and special projects as assigned. Teen volunteers work 2 to 3 hour weekly shifts.  Volunteering is a great opportunity to gain work experience, earn community service hours, serve your community and learn about the library.

Summer

Teens wanting to volunteer during June and July will need to attend two summer prep sessions during the latter part of May.  Teens are encouraged to apply as set-up and tear-down for the fast-paced children’s programs like Wacky Wednesdays!, Story Time, and Hands on Fun.   Teens can also volunteer as solo shelvers, assist with special projects.

School-Year

Teens wanting to volunteer during the school year are eligible for positions like shelving and set-up and tear-down for children’s programs like Story Time and Discovery Club during and after-school hours.

Applications are available year-round at the library and online for interested teens.  Signed and completed applications may be returned to the circulation desk at the library or given to the teen services librarian.

Questions?  Contact Anna Dussler at teenservices@wimberleylibrary.org or call 512/847-2188, ext.109

Stuck at Home?

Things to do so you won’t go stir crazy!

 

  1. First, thinking about summer? Go ahead and download your application to be a teen Volunteer at the library this summer. You earn service hours and it is a lot of fun. https://wimberleylibrary.org/teens/
  1. Why not make this ‘zine explaining the Corona Virus in simple terms?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PYrKYfOBa4p-azI5z_46KJMbi1FSmL_Y/view

And while you’re at it, watch the simple tutorial on how to make ‘zine’s out of a single piece of paper and create your own comic about being stuck at home with your family!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixqr9e3wCxI

  1.  Need something new to read? Download the Libby by Overdrive app. You sign in with your Wimberley Village Library Card number and your password is the phone number you gave us (no dashes) when you signed up for a card. You can download ebooks and audiobooks to your phone, tablet or laptop. You can read a book before watching the movie!
  1.  Speaking of books to movies, here are some links of what to read before you watch the movie-

https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/YA-Novels-Becoming-Movies-34609728?stream_view=1#photo-45819061

https://bookriot.com/2018/09/18/ya-movie-adaptations-guide/

https://www.epicreads.com/blog/book-to-movie-adaptations-progress/

https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/books-becoming-movies-in-2020-46949591?stream_view=1#photo-46949599

  1. Want to spend your time at home learning a new skill or getting crafty? Check out these websites for ideas-

https://www.instructables.com/

https://craftgawker.com/

  1. Think you have something important to say? Work on building your own blog/ webpage for free!

https://www.websitebuilderexpert.com/website-builders/best/blogging-platforms/

Want to learn how to cook? Check out these YouTube channels-

You Suck at Cooking

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCekQr9znsk2vWxBo3YiLq2w 

Jamie Oliver

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpSgg_ECBj25s9moCDfSTsA

Alton Brown

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfDNi1aEljAQ17mUrfUjkvg

Tasty

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJFp8uSYCjXOMnkUyb3CQ3Q

One Pot Chef

https://www.youtube.com/user/OnePotChefShow

America’s Test Kitchen

https://www.youtube.com/user/americastestkitchen

  1.  And if you can’t leave the house? Here is a list of websites that help you make a dish with what you already have in your pantry-

https://www.escoffieronline.com/top-apps-for-finding-recipes-for-ingredients-you-already-have/

  1. Maybe you feel some stress and need to zone out in your room?  Try yoga or meditation.

Yoga with Adrienne

https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene

Meditating for the first time? Just search for beginning meditation and the internet is a wealth of information. Pick one you like!