With the Golden Library all to themselves, nine teens put their dinner and dessert on the line during Toppings Trivia on Aug. 5.
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What’s the diameter of a basketball hoop? How many active users does Instagram average each month? What was Harry Potter’s first broom? What sport has been played on the moon?
For every correct answer, they got to pick their own toppings for their tacos and ice cream. For every wrong answer, though, the teens were at the staff’s mercy for toppings selection.
A few teens were stuck with toppings like Spam, garlic and creamed corn on their tacos. Still, it could’ve been worse, Yun Craddock commented.
“I thought the toppings-chooser (staff member Beth Hall) would be meaner,” Craddock said. “It’s lots of fun with free food, which is always a plus.”
The library’s Teen Advisory Board, which started planning Toppings Trivia six months ago, hosts monthly events for teens.
Golden’s TAB is comprised of 12- to 18-year-old patrons who meet monthly to plan upcoming events and big-picture projects.
Teen librarian Emily Vrotsos said the Golden Library TAB has 10 active members currently and is always looking for more. Participating in TAB is a good way to build leadership and problem-solving skills, volunteerism, and accountability, she described.
Vrotsos and TAB member Camdan Mead also said TAB enables teens to impact their community and “guide how the library serves our generation,” as Mead described it.
Overall, the teens and librarians felt like Toppings Trivia went well and hoped to see more participation at future events and TAB meetings.
McKenzie Kosnak said Toppings Trivia and a murder-mystery event have been her favorite TAB-hosted events, adding how much she appreciates these free, teen-focused events.
For more information about TAB meetings or teen events at Golden Library, visit jeffcolibrary.org/locations/gn.
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