06 April, 2009

Youth Week at Yarra Plenty

Youth Week was celebrated with enthusiasm at Thomastown and Watsonia libraries on the weekend. The library partnered with youth workers from Whittlesea and Banyule Councils and local Freeza groups to present bands, singers, comedians and even a poet at events at the library.

Watsonia library was humming especially when headline group Frankie wants out played, a 9 piece band who play contemporary swing - they are fabulous! We will be posting a video onto our Myspace page soon.
Watsonia library have had a mini makeover and we have installed a wii in the new teenage area and Foxtel cable tv in the new lounge area that will be available for news stations, music and video and sports. We hope our users like it!
Thomastown library has had ethnic cable tv for some time now and is proving popular with different groups.
Lalor is proving particularly popular with young people since we introduced wiis there and regular games evenings on Friday night with pizza and coke have encouraged more interest.
Installing screens, games and tvs is our way of showing that education, learning, recreation and culture can come in all different kinds of media and are all equally appropriate in a public library. We hope you agree!

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