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open stack of books on a table in prison
Guest Blogger, March 02, 2022

Since Fall 2020, the teen volunteers of the Robertson Branch have been participating in the Teens Leading Change (TLC) program by exploring inequalities in schools, particularly around the school-to-prison pipeline.


comic of 3 teens in front of the library
Guest Blogger, January 05, 2022

The SoCal Readers are the Teens Leading Change participants at the Chatsworth library. They are creating programming around the issue of reading engagement among those with learning disabilities.


comic of a mom standing away from her husband and child. in pinks and blues
Marcia Melkonian, December 21, 2021

During the stay-at-home pandemic order, it became evident that mental health was an increasingly problematic issue. Being sequestered in their homes, teens would also be impacted by events in their domestic sphere. During this time, a worldwide trend became prominent: an upward spike in domestic violence.


Drawing of a girl with her head in her hands at her desk
Guest Blogger, December 13, 2021

Teen girls are constantly having to prove their ability to others by doing well on assignments and tests. This causes stress and pressure to always score high. According to Henry Schwan, "61% of girls...


Big Ben on a cloudy day in London
Guest Blogger, November 17, 2021

In the summer of 2019, before Covid came and our lives changed, my family and I went to England for a vacation. Our first stop on the tiny island across the sea was London. When most people think of London, they think of the red buses, Big Ben, London Bridge, tea, Buckingham Palace, and the London Eye.


a very sleepy bugs bunny getting out of bed
Guest Blogger, June 01, 2021

We all know that sleep is important. Without sleep, we would not be able to function properly, thus creating many health issues.


new shoots growing in pots
Guest Blogger, May 19, 2021

My name is Stephanie Nolasco, I am a junior in high school at Granada Hills Charter High School. I'm currently reading Red Azalea by Anchee Min. For the past few months, I have been learning to bake and have made cookies, cupcakes, cakes, and brownies from scratch, and hope to learn more.


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.


small garden planter with a smiley face drawn on
Guest Blogger, April 14, 2021

There’s hardly any greenery in Koreatown. The parks in Koreatown are sparse and run down. There aren’t many places where the community can really come together and bond, which is why a community garden is a great way to meet new people and learn how rewarding it is to grow your own food.


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.


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