Keeping our Teens Drug and Alcohol Free

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Building Community Together

with the Highwood Public Library

Building Community Togetherwith the Highwood Public Library

The Highwood Public Library believes in building community through library service. This means that the library functions as a community center. We provide access to traditional library resources, engaging programs and opportunities for community collaboration.

As much as we love connecting eager readers to books, our priority is to create spaces where community members feel welcome and safe, both in the building and online. To do this, we develop language, health, financial, multicultural, and civic programs that enrich and empower all members of our community. We strive to build strong partnerships with school districts, social services, businesses, and community leaders to develop programs that support the community’s literacy needs. 

CTAD has a similar approach by engaging stakeholders from all community sectors. As a newly minted CTAD board member and the teen services librarian at the Highwood Public Library, I look forward to deepening the partnership between the library and CTAD. We all want to ensure that our youth thrive in a safe and healthy environment and engage in activities that promote the confidence and skills to succeed in school and work.

To learn more about programming for all ages, visit Highwood Public Library’s event calendar.

Rachel McMullen (she/her/hers)
CTAD Board of Directors
Teen Services Librarian | Marketing and Program Manager
Highwood Public Library