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Library recruits 'Totally Awesome Group'

Courtney Seever, a sophomore at Great Bend High School, stands in front of a new selection of graphic novels in the Young Adult section of the Great Bend Public Library. Teens like Seever are being asked for their input as the library expands its YA materials and activities.

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An increasingly popular after-school hangout is the Great Bend Public Library.

Students in grades 7-12 are being recruited to join TAG, the library’s Teen Advisory Group, so they can have a say in everything from what books go on the shelves in the Young Adult section to what free movies will be shown on Teen Movie Nights.

Jennifer King, the new YA librarian, said the response has been positive since the inception of TAG, which the students claim actually stands for "Totally Awesome Group."

There’s usually a meeting around 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Courtney Seever, a ...

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