Pasadena Public Library – Teen Advisory Board, November 27, 2021 at Hastings Branch Library


Present: luke, leo, noah, jasmine, aminda, vivien



  • Jackbox games is on Tues. Feb. 15 from 4:30-6pm at Hastings Branch Library
  • Save the date: State of the Youth on Wed. Jan. 26
  • In Dec. we will not have an in-person meeting. We will have an online meeting with a virtual assignment (piloting the e-course). Please do the assignment!




Your assignment:  what mental health wellness or emotional health or well-being resources exists at your school; do these work? Why or why not?



  • VR experiences – try it out!
      • Suggestions to buy: Superhot, Job Stimulator
  • Mental health lending kits petting zoo – what do we want there? Discuss kits that we could create. Preferably with things that are easy to reuse. (No stuffed animals during a pandemic for instance). Could be mindfulness cards. Could be board games. Could be steam kits…
    • Suggestions to acquire: (either for lending (checkout from library) or in care kits to giveaway)
      • Fitness: yoga cards, tennis ball, jump rope, resistance bands, yoga mat, water weights, half of yoga ball??, sketch-it
      • Gaming: deck of cards / solitaire, uno, perplexus marble maze, bop it, jenga, connect 4
      • Relaxation: yoga cards, meditation audio player, sketch-it, coloring books, kinetic sand, drum sticks and pad, slinky, kalinba, plantable pencils, massage rollers
      • Other: jigsaw puzzles, nap sack, grip strength trainers
      • Switch games: Gris, Spiritfarer, Celeste

Video journeys

  • Record gaming session?
  • Work on a short story about what you have done to keep yourself grounded and maintain your well-being throughout the last year. If it’s too personal and you don’t want to be on camera, you can write it. You can record your voice and we’ll put images in place of your face. Or if you don’t want to read it, let us know. (Obviously, if you don’t want to share, that’s okay too. We would prefer to show as much of you as possible, but understand your boundaries.) But be prepared to answer the following: 
  • Whether you would be on camera.
  • Whether you would record your voice.
  • Whether you want your name shared.
  • Whether you want someone else to read it.
  • Whether you prefer just text form.
  • Suggestions: 
    • Video game plan: 
      • Record our meeting
    • Finance
      • We talked about finances before
      • Take a finance class
      • Talk about finances after
    • Organize your space
      • Clean out room
      • Get volunteer
    • Social
      • Record people playing game
      • Bloopers 
      • Bleeping out

Question from Jane:

What is the action plan for the video? The actual timeline and task list?


Jane’s followup task list: 

  • Reach out to graduates for articles
  • Bullying survey or article solicitation
  • Decipher TAB notes and create lending kits + care kits


TAB followup tasks: 


Additional training / upcoming: 

  • Next TAB meeting is virtual or will be an assignment – pilot wellbeing course
  • Crash course on purchasing
  • Revisit escape room idea – tie it with well-being or mental health. Early May for mental health month. Or Summer.



This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.