When your teen says “Ms. Ricci! Be a dog!!” And you know he’s referring to that snapchat filter.
But as attendance builds, and a soft opened teen space slowly starts taking shape, what can you do?🙂
Say what?! 3 years ago?
Just goes to show that blogging is not a strong point of mine! But thanks for remembering our anniversary, WordPress!
I’m nearing the end of the 3rd month of the opening of The Studio! … and its been quite a journey thus far. Short story: teens have been receptive and keep snapping about it, bringing in their friends, and some continue to come back, day in and day out, despite not living near or it being out of their way. The space is still in its “soft opening” stages, but getting it the grand opening stage is an ongoing collaborative effort across departments and sections and all that jazz..
More pics and stats to come soon!
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Just. One. Book. I live in a town of 1200 people in the Northern Sierra Nevada –where it meets the Cascade Range near Mt. Lassen National Park and about two hours drive northwest of Reno, NV.…
Source: Just. One. Book.
No fanfare, just … open. A room, and then room for ironing out the kinks, room for it to be slighly incomplete, but full enough to get the ball rolling.
So how is a teen space made?
Step, by step, by step, by step.
Best practices can tell you what you should start with, the attitude that you should go into this endeavor with, but you won’t know what you need and what you’re missing until you just do.
Side note that I have to relive over and over: 1 days before soft opening: the big screen UHD TV arrives, with the Apple TV box set to arrive Friday…. and I realize, I forgot to order the mount. Woops.
How my day went:
7 days until opening.
Status update –
Starting from scratch is hard, but if done right… well. I won’t know until maybe a year’s time if I really did do it right.
Hopefully among some other reasons (quieting my usual self-deprecating voice here, because Lord, imposter syndrome to the max), I was mainly hired to build up a teen tech studio, which has now been just dubbed The Studio, in the Main Library.
I’m 6 months into my position, and its been one heck of a ride. I wanted to chronicle my efforts into building up The Studio, but between actually building it up and my personal life, I haven’t gotten around to blogging about it much.
Soft opening is in 9 days.
What better time to start than now?
tl;dr – my efforts up until this point have been all over the place, between working across departments, to building up a base of regularly attending teens. 1400+ words, but with pics, so that’s cool right??
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