A special Tween Tuesday @ Your Library event will be held Dec. 31 for all fifth through eighth graders, in partnership with the Teen Center and Rolla Rena Skate Center.
The kids will meet at 5 p.m. at the Pratt Public Library for pizza and a movie.
At 7p.m. they will be escorted to the Teen Center for games and a dance. Then at 9 p.m. they will be driven to the Rolla Rena where they can ring in the New Year on skates.
All the 5-8th graders who would like to come to the TTYL New Year's Eve Party must be pre-registered by their parent by Dec. 27th. Registration/permission slips will be available at the library. Look for more information about this at a later date.
The library has offered Tween Tuesday @ Your Library (TTYL) for fifth through eighth graders every Tuesday at 3:45 p.m.
Last May the library offered a movie night once a week for local 5-8th graders. Movies based on books were chosen. A South Central Community Foundation grant allowed for expansion of the program during the school year, with two movies, one craft class and another activity decided by TAG, the Teen Advisory Group, each month.
Library staff report an excellent turn out, averaging about 20 kids every Tuesday. Seven movies have been shown and the tweens enjoy free pop and popcorn. Craft days have included making duct tape journals and snow globes.
Before TAG was established, Brian Bartels, with Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism did a program on snakes and snake myths, and Connie Schartz, LMS science teacher, did a program on Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. Those were a big hit. The first TAG activity was a book scavenger hunt in the library.
The group will meet at 3:45 p.m. every Tuesday until May 27. If you know of any 5-8th graders please pass on an invitation to join Tween Tuesday @ Your Library.