YA@AL (pronounced “Ya’ll!”) is a program of the Headquarters (Augusta) Library of the East Central Georgia Regional Library System. The mission of the program is to provide exceptional service to local young adults (aged 11 to 17 years old) through the delivery of quality educational and recreational library media and programming. The goal is for participants to positively identify their past experiences, nurture skillful decision-making in their current situation, and foster the development of advanced critical thinking skills that will serve them well throughout life.
Teens interested in serving on the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) should submit their applications by September 30. This group of 11 to 17 year olds will advise the library on the types of programming that will best benefit area youth. Planning meetings are short (even Skyped, in some instances) and the major membership requirement is that youth show up to programs at either Headquarters or their local location ready to work AND have fun. The first term runs from January to December of 2013, beginning with an Installation Reception this December.