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Bristol Public Library Welcomes New Teen Librarian

February 08, 2016

Bristol TN/VA: Teen Services librarian Hannahlily Angus has been hired by the Bristol Public Library to direct activities for tweens and teens, ages 11-18. Her arrival coincides with the completion the new teen area remodeling being done at the Library.

Ms. Angus worked as the Teen Coordinator for the Johnson City Public Library for the last eight years. “I am delighted to now have the opportunity to work with teens and tweens in Bristol,” commented Ms. Angus. “I plan to resume book clubs immediately, and I hope to soon incorporate other types of fun programs and events that fully utilize the exciting new teen space.”

Under the direction of Teen librarian Pam Neal who retired last December, the BPL Teen Services program ranked fourth in the State of Tennessee in 2014. Only Nashville, Chattanooga, and Sevier County provided more programming for teens. The Bristol Teen Program works not only in the Library but does outreach book clubs with several community organizations such as the YWCA’s Tech Gyrls and the Boys and Girls Clubs. “I am so excited to meet all the young library patrons and am eager to hear their ideas on how to make the Bristol Public Library the most welcoming and enriching place for tweens and teens!”

“We are thrilled to have Hannahlily join our team here at the Bristol Public Library,” says Executive Director Amy Kimani. “The teen program is a very important part of what we do here at the Library and we were looking for the right person to fill the role that not only knew the literature but who could bring great energy to the program. Hannahlily’s knowledge of the young adult literature was beyond impressive and her creativity and enthusiasm made our decision an easy one.”

For more information on the Teen Services program call Hannahlily Angus at 276-821-6192 or the BPL marketing office at 276-821-6148.