Press Release

February 9, 2001

Self-Appreciation Programs for Boys & Girls
At Main Library February 24 and March 10

Self-esteem is a major key to success in life. The development of a positive self-concept or healthy self-esteem is extremely important to the happiness and success of children and teenagers. The Fiction & Young Adults Department of the Main Library, 800 Vine Street, will be hosting two separate programs to help develop and promote self-esteem in teenage boys and girls.

Guys with Guts will take place on Saturday, February 24, and Girl Power will be held two Saturdays later on March 10. Both programs begin at 2:00 p.m. in Room 3A, located on the third floor of the south building.

"According to research, a child or teen with high self-esteem will be able to act independently, assume responsibility, and take pride in his or her accomplishments," said Carrie Conlin, librarian in the department who will be presenting both programs. "On the other hand, a child with low self-esteem will avoid trying new things, feel unloved and unwanted, blame others for his or her own shortcomings, and be easily influenced."

For additional information, call 513-369-6918.

Interpreter available upon request for the hearing impaired. Please call 513-369-6944 [TDD 513-369-6946] at least one week before program.

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