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Teens Earn Volunteer-Service Hours At Libraries’ YA Advisory Councils

Teens Earn Volunteer-Service Hours At Libraries’ YA Advisory Councils

August 25 2022

Fort Bend County Libraries offers programs specifically designed for high school-aged teens entering grades 9 through 12. The programs provide fun and challenging opportunities for these young adults, who are also encouraged to become active participants in designing and orchestrating new activities for teens in the library system.

Teens can earn volunteer-service hours by participating in FBCL’s Young Adult Advisory Councils, where they can express ideas, help organize upcoming activities, and suggest new programs and books that would be of interest to teens at the library. The September schedule of Young Adult Advisory Council meetings is as follows:

Mission Bend Branch Library
Wednesday, September 7 @ 7:00 pm (Conference Room)
University Branch Library (Sugar Land)
Wednesday, September 21 @ 1:30-2:30 pm (Meeting Room 1)
George Memorial Library (Richmond)
Wednesday, September 21 @ 4:00-5:00 pm (Room 2B)
Cinco Ranch Branch Library
Wednesday, September 21 @ 4:00-5:00 pm (Conference Room)
Sienna Branch Library
Thursday, September 22 @ 4:00-5:00 pm (Conference Room 2A)
Missouri City Branch Library
Tuesday, September 27 @ 4:00-5:00 pm (Meeting Room)
In addition to the Young Adult Advisory Council meetings, Fort Bend County Libraries will offer the following Young Adult (YA) book clubs and other programs for the teen community.

Sienna Branch Library: Sienna Subtext: Graphic Novel & Animé Club

Thursday, September 8 @ 4:00-5:00 pm (Conference Room 2A)

Readers of all ages who enjoy animé, manga, illustrated novels, and comic books are invited to join this book club specifically for graphic-novel enthusiasts. The focus will alternate each month between viewing and discussing animé/manga and reading and discussing graphic novels. For the September meeting, participants will watch a classic/modern animé.

George Memorial Library (Richmond): YA Book Club

Wednesday, September 14 @ 4:00-5:00 pm (Room 2B)

This month, readers will discuss The Hive, written by Barry Lyga. This title is available in print; call George Memorial Library to check availability of additional print copies.

George Memorial Library (Richmond): Heavy Inks Graphic Novels Book Club

Saturday, September 17 @ 11:00 am-12:00 noon (Room 2B)

The book to be discussed is Wolverine: Old Man Logan, Vol. 0-1, created by Brian Michael Bendis. This title is available in print; call George Memorial Library to check on availability of additional print copies.

Mission Bend Branch Library: Teen Readers Meet-Up

Tuesday, September 20 @ 4:00 pm (Conference Room)

In this informal gathering, meet with other teens to talk about what everyone is reading, watching, listening to, or playing – and maybe discover a new favorite!

Cinco Ranch Branch Library: YA Book Club

Wednesday, September 28 @ 4:00-5:00 pm (Conference Classroom)

This month, readers will discuss Long Way Down, a graphic novel created by Jason Reynolds. This title is available in print and digitally as an ebook and e-audiobook on OverDrive; call the library to check availability of additional print copies.

Game & Craft Days for Young Adults


University Branch Library: YA Trivia Jenga

Thursday, September 1  @ 4:00-5:00 pm

Teens entering grades 9 through 12 will play Jenga… with a trivia twist!

Teen Tuesdays: Legends of the Hidden Temple – The Legend of the Stone Head of the Evil King

Tuesday, September 13 @ 4:00 pm (Missouri City Branch Library)

In this archeological adventure, discover whether the Mayan temple actually contains the Stone Head from the ancient legend! Teens will compete in teams, facing off in four rounds of physical and mental tests to unravel the legend of the Evil King. Registration required.

Star Wars Trivia

Wednesday, September 14 @ 4:30 pm (First Colony Branch Library)

Star Wars super fans are invited to test their knowledge of all things related to the popular space-opera media franchise created by George Lucas, which quickly became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon.

YA Craft: Book Cover Carrying Case

Thursday, September 15 @ 4:00-5:00 pm (Sienna Branch Library)

Make book-carrying a little easier with a carry case with handles! Learn how to use a recycled book cover, some fabric, and glue to make a personalized carry case. Materials for this activity were made possible by the Friends of the Sienna Branch Library.

Board-Game Club

Monday, September 19, @ 3:45-4:45 pm (Sugar Land Branch Library)

Learn the basics of new classic board games as well as niche titles and meet others who enjoy playing board games!

YA Stone City Fossil Wash

Wednesday, September 28 @ 4:00-5:00 pm (George Memorial Library)

Discover what it is like to be a paleontologist! Library staff have collected a sample of dirt from the Stone City Formation, a geologic formation located along the banks of the Brazos River near College Station. This site, which can be publicly-accessed, is well-known for having fossils dating back to the Eocene period. Teens will have an opportunity to process the dirt in the sample collection, utilizing techniques used by professional paleontologists, and they will get to keep any invertebrate fossils they find!

YA Contain Yourself! Container-Gardening Basics

Wednesday, September 28 @ 6:00 pm (Mission Bend Branch Library)

When gardeners have limited space, container gardening offers a variety of alternatives. Learn about the wide range of container sizes, the types and varieties of plants that do well in containers, and how to plant a container garden and care for and maintain the plants. Registration required.

The activities are free and open to the public. Some of the activities require registration. To register online at the library’s website (, click on “Classes & Events,” select the library, and find the program on the date indicated. For more information, call FBCL’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).


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