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Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022
“May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).” - About Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month 

We have a book display in the YA room, and further information and resources can be found at the following websites:
May 2 - June 2
The Walpole Library's Teen Advisory Board is running a book drive through June 2nd to expand our collection of world-language books!

Our initial focus is on collecting books in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.  If you have any new or like-new titles that you would like to donate, we have boxes set up in the Young Adult Room at the library, and at the following schools: Walpole High School, Johnson Middle School, Old Post Road School, and Boyden School.

We are looking for books for all ages, but especially for young adult and adult titles.

If you'd like to make a suggestion for a book we should add to our wishlist, please give us the information on this suggestion form.
New Overdrive Offerings!
Additional languages available
Screenshot of World Languages page.  Languages available in the dropdown box include Chinese, Portuguese, Danish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.
The Old Colony Library Network has expanded its electronic offerings in languages other than English. 

The main "World Languages" page still shows only Portuguese and Chinese, but if you click on the "Collections" tab, a drop-down box will allow you to select from all the available languages.

Join the Walpole Library Young Adult Discord server!
white-on-blue image of the Discord logo
In case you don’t know much about Discord already, it’s a free platform where users can talk and hang out in various text and voice-chat channels.  Members of a server play a vital role in creating the community they want to participate in, and our server has a dedicated suggestions channel for that very purpose.

Come chat about things you’re reading or watching, play games or listen to music on a voice channel, or share pictures of the art you’re making.

This server is open to teen members (aged 13-18) of the Walpole Library community.

To join, please fill out the Discord server application.  Once you do, I will send you an invitation link. Click on that and you’re in!  (Don’t worry if you don’t see any channels at first: I have to assign you a role in the server before they will become visible.)

If you aren't familiar with Discord, I recommend the Beginner's Guide to Discord (website) and/or How Discord Works in 148,000 Milliseconds or Less (video).

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Elizabeth at edoherty[at]ocln.org or take a look at the Parents’ Guide to Discord or the Discord Safety Center
Join the Teen Advisory Board
Next meeting: May 11th at 7:30 in the Pinnacle Room

Text reads: Teen Advisory Board. Second Wednesday of the Month, 7:30-8:30. TAB is a place for teens to share their ideas and thoughts regarding youth programs and offerings. Help plan events and programs; see what's new in the YA collection; help choose library materials like books, movies, and games; and promote library awareness in the community. Who? Any member of the Walpole community who is in grades 7-12 (or the equivalent, if homeschooled)

What? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is your opportunity to have a voice in influencing future collection development (i.e., what materials do we not have that you would like to see?), programming ideas, volunteer events, etc.

When? There are monthly general meetings during the school year to discuss ideas, upcoming events, and the like; our next general meeting is Thursday, May 11th. 

When the TAB sponsors an event, those members who are taking point on planning may wish to hold additional meetings, and members may be needed to help with promoting, setting up, running, and/or striking the event.

Where? At the library, although the specific room may vary.

Why? It's an opportunity to make the library a space that is more teen focused and teen friendly.  It's also a chance to have a low-stress hangout on a weekday evening.  When it comes time for you to apply to schools and jobs, TAB membership will look good on your application and/or resume.  The TAB can count toward any volunteer hours you need, as long as you make a good-faith effort to come to meetings and to participate in some of the TAB-sponsored events.  (Plus, as you may have noticed from the description of other teen programs, your YA Librarian firmly believes in the necessity of providing snacks.)

How? Come to a meeting.  If you can't make it to our next general meeting (5/11 at 7:30), come find me (Elizabeth) in the YA Room, or email me about it.  My email address is edoherty[AT]ocln.org

If you would like to attend and need accomodations, please contact me directly (edoherty[AT]ocln.org) so I can set them up. If you require a CDI or ASL interpreter, please contact me at least two weeks in advance so I have time to find someone. Thank you.
Young Adult Room
The Young Adult Room is a resource center for teens from ages 13 through 18.  The fiction collection includes classics, new classics and current popular titles.  Titles are chosen to appeal to a wide variety of readers. The Young Adult Room also includes collections of comic books,  graphic novels, nonfiction books and popular magazines. The Youth Adult Room has 2 public Internet workstations reserved for teens.

What's new on the shelves
  Young Adult Room