At Kimball Library, we value the members of our community for their individual interests and passions. We seek to empower youth through youth-adult partnership to develop opportunities for themselves, their peers, and the greater community.
Using Asset-Based Community Development principles to inform our practice, we start with the positives of our community, from individuals to businesses. Using the feedback and input of the community, we encourage passionate people to pursue their ideas, uncovering resources and support.
Our data is a combination of visual input, anecdotes, and written comments. We seek input from all youth community members by participating in classes through the schools and homeschool groups, engaging individuals in 1-1 conversations, attending community events to speak with community members, and using anonymous & written feedback opportunities.
What many of our Randolph Elementary students love about our community:
Projects & Events
Teen Wellness Night - 12/27/23
Hopefully the first of many, this event is designed to create a calm space to relax and enjoy self care activities during Winter Break including face masks, nail painting, making a sugar scrub to take home, and eating some delicious snacks with friends.
Add your suggestions for wellness activities by emailing [email protected]
Youth Advisory Board - Ongoing
The Youth Advisory Board is comprised of teens ages 12+ who support collection development through recommendations, engage in library sustainability initiatives, and help brainstorm and plan library and community programs.
Halloween Escape Room - 10/27-10/29/23
A youth community member helped to design an escape room incorporating both the upstairs and downstairs in the library, with 5 unique themed puzzles that culminated in a grand prize, in which participants were able to choose a book to add to the collection. This youth community member used storytelling, puzzle knowledge, problem solving, and creativity to create a spectacular event enjoyed by adults and kids from 8-70!
View more past events here.
Attend Youth Advisory Board or Community Conversations!