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teens leading change

Pop art collage of Edgar Allan Poe
Marcia Melkonian, April 30, 2021

The Canoga Park Friends of the Library sponsored an amazing collaborative among Connectopod (a non-profit organization that uses podcasting as a vehicle to develop youth leaders and to instill an understanding of multiple points of view), Mr.


blue, green and yellow houses illustration
Guest Blogger, March 24, 2021

First off I want to start this post by talking about why housing issues matter so much to me. As a person who has lived in California all their life, I have seen firsthand the consequences of the housing crisis in this state. Parks I used to walk in are now tent cities for the homeless.


teens on a zoom meeting
Guest Blogger, January 11, 2021

Lila Perl is a sophomore high school student and volunteer at her local public library. She hopes that by sharing her experiences over the last 2 years, other teens will be excited to participate in the many projects and programs that each library hosts.


teens on a zoom meeting
Guest Blogger, November 06, 2020

Marcus Zimmerman, a high school senior, started volunteering in 2016 and has stayed with the library ever since.


Graphic of U.S. with Vote text
Guest Blogger, July 30, 2020

Many facets of daily life have been harshly affected by the spread of COVID-19. People are losing their jobs, most major countries have seen some form of strict stay at home order, and there has been a mass movement onto online communication platforms.


teen at a chalk board
Guest Blogger, March 09, 2020

Humans are destroying the planet. We’re eviscerating our atmosphere with growing holes in the ozone and using the planet as our trash can with no awareness of the consequences. It can be overwhelming to think about. You may be thinking...“well, don’t blame me!” or “what can I do about it?”


group of teens at the Canoga Park Branch Library
Marcia Melkonian, October 21, 2019

Summer programming at your local library can mean lots different things to lots of different people. This past summer at the Canoga Park Branch Library, the teens not only served lunch to community youth (as part of the Summer Lunch program), but really thought about what’s involved when preparing food.


Cindy Holsey (bottom right) and teen volunteers from the Northridge Branch Library
Margaret Trtryan, June 07, 2018

Look out Los Angeles because our volunteens are making a difference around the Southland!


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