Title

Staff members from Boys to Men recently started a program at the Portland Public

Authors

Source

Boys to Men Newsletter

Date

12-1-2006

Additional Date Information

Dec 2006/Jan 2007

Abstract

Staff members from Boys to Men recently started a program at the Portland Public Library to teach Portland High School students computer skills and offer them opportunities to learn about careers in computer science. Nathan Hall of Boys to Men started the program after noticing students hanging out the library's children's room, noting that the boys appeared to have commandeered that section of the library. Library staff perceived the boys as rowdy loiterers, and some patrons felt intimidated as they had to pass through the teen group. Mary Peverada, Children's and Young Adult Librarian, said she is excited about the success of the program, noting the positive influence on room activity.

Subjects

Boys to Men (conference), Portland Public Library, Portland High School, Mary C. Peverada

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