Valley Stream
Teens Online

Webpages created by the Valley Stream Teens Online Advisory Board

Formation of the Teens Online Advisory Board

During Teen Tech Week 2007, teens were asked to volunteer to serve on the library's Teens Online Advisory Board.  Because of school commitments and scheduling conflicts, the group did not meet until after school ended. The first meeting of the group was held on Monday, July 16, 2007, at 2:00 p.m., with YA Librarian Ms. Eng.  


Meeting - Monday, July 16, 2007, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Attendance:  Krissy F., Justin M., Greg R. and YA Librarian Ms. Eng

Ms. Eng reviewed the current TeenPage with the group and indicated areas that needed teen input, changes, etc.  Since most of the members of the group did not have any HTML or web design training, she explained to them that they would be able to use Google Page Creator to develop their webpages, individually and as a group, and after the pages were approved, Ms. Eng would link their work to the TeenPage.

The group decided that their username would be:  vsteensonline.  Ms. Eng tried to set up the account for them, but she ran into technical difficulties.  The meeting ended before the problem could be solved.   Ms. Eng will set up the account and then contact the group members by e-mail when they can begin work on their webpages.  In the meantime, the members can e-mail each other to talk about which pages they would like to work on, etc.


Meeting - Wednesday, August 1, 2007, 2:00 p.m.

Attendance:  Justin M., Greg R. and YA Librarian Ms. Eng

The group reviewed the progress on draft webpages and some suggestions were made to improve and polish on the pages.  The members will work together on the Videogames page.  Adding images and e-mail links were demonstrated. 


Next Meeting - Tuesday, August 22, 2007, 2:00 p.m.

Attendance: Justin M., Greg R. and Director Ms. Eng

The group reviwed the webpages, made links to other pages, and the Skateboarding and Anime webpages were published.  The library's TeenPage now has links to these teen-authored webpages.  Further work on the Movies page needs to be done before a link to it can be made.

No meeting date was set since the teens will be starting school and they need to find out what their schedules will be.


Announcement - Sunday, October 14, 2007

Starting during Teen Read Week, October 14-20, 2007, TeenPage and the teen-authored webpages will be promoted at the library to teens and adults.  Full-color announcement cards with the website address and different topics covered will be distributed.


Password Change - Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Due to a glitch, Ms. Eng had to change password to website.  It will be mailed to current members of the Teens Online Advisory Board.  For further information, contact Ms. Eng.


New Volunteers for Teen Webpage - Friday, May 2, 2008

Dhruv S., Angela F., and Arielle K. will be adding new pages to the Teen Webpage.  Angela will be working on a page on professional soccer, while Dhruv will start with a page on Chess, and Arielle is doing a music page.  So watch for their new pages by June.


Teen Webpage Workshop - Friday, May 23, 2008

Founding members of the Teens Online Advisory Board, Justin M. and Kristal F. were joined by new teen volunteers Dhruv S., Angela F., Arielle K., Colleen C., and Julia C. to create new pages for the Teen Webpage.  Check out the new pages - Dummies Guide to Chess, Music News, and Teen Fashion 101.


Volunteers Still Needed

If you are interested in working on the Valley Stream Teens Online Advisory Board, contact Ms. Eng at the library at or (516) 825-6422.