Lights On Afterschool Initiative

We at the Altoona Library support the Lights On Afterschool Initiative and its powerful message that millions more kids need quality after school programs. “Every day across this country, afterschool programs are keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn, and helping working families. Given the economy, it is more important than ever that we sustain the quality afterschool programs we have and support new ones. As we celebrate the 16th year of Lights On Afterschool, we are working to ensure tha many more students have fun, engaging in hands-on learning opportunities after school — building robots, producing music videos, planting community gardens, exploring college and career paths, and so much more.” Jodi Grant, Afterschool Alliance

That is why we are so proud to bring the Pennsylvania Humanities Council’s Teen Reading Lounge program to our teens after school here at the Altoona Library! Teen Reading Lounge is an interactive book discussion group that features humanities activities for teens ages 12-18. On October 22, 2015 we will have a pottery program for teens from 3:30-5PM here at the Library and will decorate Lights On Afterschool support “lightbulb” cutouts to be hung in the Library’s Young Adult area.

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