Yule Ball

image005Cayce-West Columbia Branch Library’s Youth Services Department held a Yule Ball for their teen program on October 30.  Participants made wands as they entered this magical wizarding world, then participated in a sorting ceremony and a potions class of fruity drink mixing.  The highlight of the evening was a competitive round of quidditch.  Thanks to Pickens County Library for loaning us their inventive quidditch course built of PVC pipe and hula hoops!

Introducing Teen Zine + LCPL Teens on Goodreads

teenzineLCPL TeenZine is our new blog just for teens!  It features highlights from recent events, award winning books, and reviews of interest for those in grades 6 – 12.

In addition to TeenZine, check out the LCPL Teens Goodreads page where our library professionals review and recommend YA books of all genres.  This is a great resources for both teens and fans of YA at any age!

Little Free Library coming to Douglas Reeves Community Park

image003We are excited that West Columbia City Council has approved Cayce-West Columbia Branch’s request to place a Little Free Library in Douglas Reeves Community Park.  A Little Free Library is a freestanding box that contains a small exchange library. Each programming period, library assistant Kim Nix has a community project for the teens to work on. For the upcoming Fall/Winter schedule she thought a Little Free Library would be a great project to promote literacy and allow the teens to positively affect their local community.  Kim put together and presented the proposal along with Teen Advisory Board member Ella Thomas at the last West Columbia City Council Meeting where it was positively received.  The teens will be building the library with the help of a local builder Richard Murphy with R. G. Murphy Plumbing. The paint will be donated by Sherwin-Williams, and the city will assist with the installation at the park.  We currently support the Little Free Library at the Cayce Riverwalk by supplying it with books and will do the same with this location.