We are curently revamping the whole concept of HeadSpace at Farnham library - we may even change the name!
With the help of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme in local schools we have some new volunteers ready to take the helm and drive what the space is and what it offers forward.
In the meantime though...
Pop in, chill, meet your friends, maybe even read a book!
At Farnham library, with the help of all our volunteers, we hope we have created an innovative, appealing and teen-inspired space:
Most of all we want you to see that your library is a place that you want to use.
In what we believe to be a first, the titles that all libraries in Surrey stock for teenage readers are still being chosen by HeadSpace volunteers and other teens. Take a look at a small selection of the titles recently chosen:
Would you like to take part in the services provided to teens in your library?
For example, would you be interested if your library had a reading group for teens?
Could you help organise one?
The following page was set up for HeadSpace but the principles apply to anyone wanting to get involved in their library:
If you want further information, please contact:
Children & Young People Stream.
Tel: 01932 565 431
This specific volunteering opportunity is part of our commitment to involving young people in library services, and is aimed at young people aged 14 – 25 years.
The Summer Reading Challenge a fun challenge for children aged 4 – 11 which aims to keep them reading throughout the school summer holiday.
As a volunteer we need you to be enthusiastic, reliable and friendly, and to enjoy working with younger children. Hours are flexible, but we ask you to commit to at least 10 hours over the summer.
HeadSpace was designed to be a completely different kind of library, a cool social environment for young people between the ages of 11 and 19.
HeadSpace is still a place where the experience of enjoying reading, listening, surfing or chilling can be shared, where you can meet friends, enjoy a drink or a snack, discover something new, join a group, launch a campaign, or take part in creative activities.
We felt that it is important to involve teens in making the decisions that shape the library service.
We wanted you to be the ones that make a difference to what we offer.
We still do!