Library to host ‘Skills for Teens’ class over spring break

HARRINGTON – Students nearing the end of their high school career can get an extra boost in preparations for their next stages in life over spring break thanks to a new program at the Harrington Public Library.

harrington libraryStaff and volunteers will present three classes free for teenag ers during Thinking of the Future: Skills for Teens Week.

Classes will include:

  • How to Enter the Workforce, which will be led by Diane Hayward of Bayhealth on March 29 at 6 p.m.
  • Money Management Class led by a WSFS Bank professional on March 31 at 6 p.m.
  • Where Will My Money Go led by library Assistant Director Marleena Scott on April 1 at 4 p.m.

“In the first class, we’re going to talk about getting a job, what to wear and what you might need. In the next, we’ll talk about managing money once you get a job. For example: This is a check, this is how to write it. In the third class, we’ll talk about how much money you’ll need and what you need to afford life,” Ms. Scott said.

She said the library in Harrington already hosts a job center for adults twice a month to help with some of these concerns, but nothing was on the books for teens specifically.

“We’d like to offer that service to the community because we’re sure there are kids out there who want jobs and are curious about their future but don’t really know where to get started,” she said. “And really, it’s spring break. No excuses.”

She hopes parents can encour age teens to come out for the classes to help prevent them from needing the job center when they’re older.

“I see so many kids walking around town that just look lost. Hopefully, this will give them a little bit of a compass,” she said.

Although the program is being offered at no cost to teenagers through the library, Ms. Scott estimated the classes would cost $50 each should they be taken through other groups.

The Harrington Public Library also frequently hosts a Minecraft club, storytimes, book clubs and a computer help lab.

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