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Snacks attract students to Buckeye Library

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    Teenagers participate in a chocolate bar taste test Wednesday afternoon at Buckeye Library. Student Abbie Vermilye, right, said she walks to the library from the Buckeye Schools campus after class.

    NATHAN HAVENNER / GAZETTE

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    Teenagers participate in a chocolate bar taste test Wednesday at Buckeye Library during the weekly Teen Territory afterschool program.

    NATHAN HAVENNER / GAZETTE

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    Teenagers participate in candy-themed activities during Wednesdays Teen Territory afterschool program at Buckeye Library.

    NATHAN HAVENNER / GAZETTE

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YORK TWP. — The Olympics were sweet Wednesday at Buckeye Library. Every Wednesday afternoon throughout the school year, Teen Territory at Buckeye Library provides middle and high school students a place to go at the end of the school day and activities.

About half a dozen students made their way to the library for Wednesday’s “Candy Olympics.”

Teenagers participated in a chocolate bar taste test, chocolate shuffleboard and unwrapped a large plastic-wrapped ball of candy.

Abbie Vermilye, who walks to the library from the Buckeye Schools campus, said Teen Territory gives her something to do after school.

Librarian Katie Taylor said the library’s location next to the Buckeye campus makes it a popular spot with students on school days.

“We have a lot of students come over from the junior high and high school every day. It’s so close,” she said.

Taylor said the library staff prepares a variety of activities throughout the school year for Teen Territory.

“We do all sorts of things. Sometimes it’s crafty; sometimes its big games we play in the middle of the room; sometimes it is food-related. They love those,” she said.

Taylor said Teen Territory is not the only teen-centered event the library hosts. Movie Mondays are offered about once a month, and students are invited to kick back, relax and enjoy a movie and some popcorn.

The library will host its “end of the school year cookout” for students in grades seven to 12 next Wednesday from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

For a list of Medina County District Library events, visit mcdl.info.

Contact reporter Nathan Havenner at (330) 721-4050 or nhavenner@medina-gazette.com.
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