On Thursday, December 10, 2015, nine Alexander County high school students in YAYA –the young adult book club at Alexander County Library – perused the shelves of Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Hickory searching for new works for the library. Armed with $500 dollars provided by Alexander Friends of the Library, YAYAs were entrusted with their extensive reading knowledge to find books that would appeal to young readers.
Purchases were made for the young adult, juvenile, and picture book sections of the library. A commemorative book plate will be placed in each new work added to the collection.
After the book shopping spree, the Friends treated the club to dinner at The Olive Garden for their December meeting. The restaurant also kicked in a special deal for the YAYA club.
The YAYAs have been an active club meeting monthly at Alexander County Library since 2005. They provide many hours of volunteer service for the library and are avid library users. Current members are high school students from Alexander Central High School and home schools. In the past, students have been from Challenger High School and other area private schools.
Alexander Friends of the Library partners with Barnes & Noble where members of the Friends receive a 20% discount at the book seller. Call the library for details on how to become a Friend of the Library and receive its many benefits.
Alexander County Library and I wish to thank Alexander Friends of the Library and YAYA for collaborating to improve the children’s and young adult library collections. Thanks also to Barnes & Noble and The Olive Garden for contributing to a fantastic evening.
For your holiday pleasure, Teen Poetry Happens took the classic tune and made a funny video. Click on the link and check it out!
"Jingle Bell Sock"
Many happy days reading, writing, and creating wished for you in 2016!