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Thursday, October 3 • 3:05pm - 3:55pm
From Loitering Complaints to Young Saints: Helping Shift Community Perception on Teens

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In spring 2018, the Marion Public Library Teen Services Staff took ownership in responding to local business complaints of “loitering teens” by forming the Marion Youth Coalition (MYC.) MYC is comprised of civic leaders, local business owners, and city staff. This organization creates policies and communication surrounding community teen services ranging from the school hallways to store aisles. MYC launched a community-wide PBIS incentive system in January 2019, where teens can “shop rewards” at their schools and public libraries.

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Madeline Jarvis

Adult and Information Services Manager, Marion Public Library
Madeline Jarvis is the Adult and Information Services Manager at the Marion (IA) Public Library.  She and her team cultivate collections, services, and partnerships to serve the Marion community.  She is passionate about identifying and eliminating barriers to resources for her... Read More →
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Rachel Pollari

Teen Services Assistant, Marion Public Library
Rachel Pollari is the Library Assistant -- Teen Services at the Marion Public Library. Rachel cultivates programs and partnerships to help the Marion teens reach their highest potential.
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Shanel Slater

Teen Services Specialist, Marion Public Library
Shanel Slater is the Teen Services Specialist at the Marion Public Library. She is passionate about library access, community development, and vintage cookbooks.

Thursday October 3, 2019 3:05pm - 3:55pm CDT
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