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February 3, 2023

Registration is now open for Take 5: Back to Basics, Friday, May 5, from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm (doors open 9:00) at the newly-renovated Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, in Warren, Ohio, “The City of Modern Methods”!

Join other teen advocates for a day of creative approaches, new ideas, collaboration, and network-building. From basic needs to cooking basics, our teens need to be fed, be healthy, be and feel safe and valued, have hope, and have a place where they are welcome. Come explore how we address those needs with allies in and out of the library field.

This year’s event will feature:

  • Keynote talk with the owners of Cockeye BBQ in Warren about Building Connections in Your Community
  • Talks, ideas, and inspiration from Full Spectrum Community Outreach, Trumbull County Voices of Youth Committee, and more
  • A panel of new adults will share their experiences as “library teens” and their aspirations for the future
  • A panel of seasoned teen services specialists will offer fast-paced troubleshooting
  • Time for small group discussion and networking
  • Lunch provided by Cockeye BBQ (vegan and gluten-free options available) and a special afternoon treat from Cockeye Creamery

Registration for Take 5 is only $25/person, which includes morning refreshments, lunch, afternoon treat, and all materials and activities.

Register for Take 5: Back to Basics

If you plan to arrive on Thursday, we suggest the Hampton Inn Niles-Warren.
There will be an informal Thursday evening get-together for Take 5 attendees who are local or who arrive on Thursday.

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Take 5 is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Take 5 Planning Team

Sarah Amazing, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library (she/her)
Joy Angelo, Warren G. Harding High School (she/her)
Melissa Brodhead, Ashtabula County District Library (she/they)
Haley Caruso, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library (she/her)
Kelly Edwards, Bexley Public Library (she/her)
Brie Haag, Loudonville Public Library (she/her)
Kelsey Holmes, Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library (she/her)
Janet Ingraham Dwyer, State Library of Ohio (she/her)
Mary Anne Nichols, Kent State University (she/her)
Chelsea Podgorny, Girard Free Library (she/her)
Dierric Rogers, Worthington Libraries (she/her)
Penelope Shumaker, State Library of Ohio (she/her)

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Media Contact:

Marsha McDevitt-Stredney, Public Information Officer and Director, Marketing & Communications (614) 644-6875 marshams@library.ohio.gov