This program was a great success, and we hope you can incorporate some of these activities into your next event! We had over 20 participants–all highly engaged. Several teens wanted to repeat the Laser Obstacle Course. We had to rework the course to make it more challenging. The Hula Hoop Toss was surprisingly hard but still fun. Everyone wanted to compete to see who could build a foam mat house the fastest. After the first hour, some participants left, and others stayed to play games and finish off the pizza. Some of the activities may seem a bit young for teens, but that was part of the fun. Recreational activities are a great way to build self-confidence and social skills.
“Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff”, American Library Association, March 1, 2010.
http://www.ala.org/yalsa/guidelines/yacompetencies (Accessed December 28, 2022)
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