ANNUAL REPORT OF THE YOUNG ADULT LIBRARY
GLOUCESTER LYCEUM AND SAWYER FREE LIBRARY
The focus of the year has been outreach to the Gloucester Schools, either by visiting them to sign students up for library cards, or schools visiting the library utilizing the laptops and data bases on our website. The Library Homework Club continues to draw teens with constant usage of the six laptops available in the Teen Zone.
Beginning in September, which is National Library Card Sign Up Month, two visits to O’Maley Middle School resulted in 62 new patrons including 4 ESL students. In October, a visit to the Gloucester Charter School introduced 60 students and 3 teachers to the many aspects of Sawyer Free and 20 new patrons. On the home front, Eastern Point Day School visited for a research project and the Compass Program attended a tour including a scavenger hunt and expressed amazement at what the library had to offer.
And last, but not least, the entire O’Maley sixth grade visited in May, 230 students rotating through 4 stations: a game room, library tour, library scavenger hunt and visit to the YMCA Teen Center with Rick Doucette.
The Teen Zone received a Gloucester Cultural Grant that funded a program where teens tested various crafts including magnets, sharpie tie-dye tee shirts, 3-D stars and “Me” bookmarks and rated them for future teen programs.
Young Adult Librarian