Teen Page

Welcome to the library's teen page. This is a preliminary page and we hope over the next few months to enhance its appearance. We will be meeting with TAG members and other Nederland teens to get their comments and ideas.

We will also be posting information to the Calendar of Events.


Teen Advisory Group

The Marion & Ed Hughes Public has started a Teen Advisory Group(TAG) for teens in grades 7-12. This group was established in January 2007 to allow teens to help the library staff in planning teen programming, creating a more inviting teen area, and suggesting new materials for the teen section of the library. The TAG meets on the first Monday evening each month between September and May. Teens can sign up at the circulation desk. The schedule of meetings will be posted to the Teen News and Events page and the Calendar of Events.

In 2007, TAG members helped:

    plan the first Teen Summer Reading Program
    select new paperback series for the teen collection
    pick out new furniture for the teen area.
The furniture was later purchased using donations from the Praxair Foundation and the Friends of the Nederland Library, Inc.



The library needs your help!

The Marion & Ed Hughes Public Library is looking for teens and groups who love libraries and are committed to helping bring library services to the community. Teens who need to perform community service to meet school, church, or organizational requirement may contact us about short-term volunteer opportunities.

Volunteers apply their skills and talents by assisting staff in variety of duties. Their tasks are as varied as the volunteers themselves. Volunteers help create displays and assist with such fundamentals of library operation as organizing shelves, mending books and inventory. Volunteers work with the summer reading program and special story times for children. They also help with other special projects and events.

Schedules and time commitments vary, depending upon the job.

If you have questions about Volunteer Services or are interested in becoming a library volunteer, please call 722-1255.


Comic Book & Anime Club

The Comic Book & Anime Club meets at least once a month to discuss the latest comic books releases, screen anime series, and hold other events. To become a member, all you need to do is complete a survey. The club uses the member surveys to get an idea of everyone's interest so they can be brought up in the group and no one is left out of the discussion. The club also:

  • discusses top best sellers of previous years
  • conducts movie nights
  • schedules events, such as costume and art contests

The local comic book store, All Star Comics, has sponsored some of the events by furnishing the prizes and advertising space.

Meetings are held in the library's meeting room. Schedule of meetings will be posted on the Calendar of Events.