New library programs for youth

As the days tick down to the debut of Westwood’s new public library, supporters are rolling out programs to engage the town’s youths once the doors open. Officials at the High Street building have established a Teen Advisory Board for middle and high school students, who they say will play an active role in running the Young Adult Department. “We see TAB as an open forum where teens can meet regularly to have a say in what happens in the YA area of the library,” said Teresa Kerrigan, reference/teen librarian. Members will help run the library’s Teen Scene Facebook page, develop the summer reading program, and research and suggest ideas for possible teen happenings at the library. The program is open to students in grades 7 through 12, and will meet regularly on Wednesdays that are half-days at school. For more information, send an e-mail to or check the library Facebook page at